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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 6, 2018






 
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 7 a.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.


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., (10 a.m. in Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]


 9-10:30 a.m. 

"Yoga Out Yonder": Breathe Yoga.

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A 45-minute guided trail hike through the Waterloo Recreation Area interspersed with breaks for yoga postures. Yoga mats, water, and snack provided. Beginners welcome. Children ages 10+ welcome with a caregiver.
9-10:30 a.m., meet at the Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $20 cash only payable at the event. Preregistration required. breatheyogachelsea.com; 627-7558. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Fall Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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Oct. 5-7: "The Greatest Showman" (Michael Gracy, 2017). Lavish musical inspired by the colorful life of P.T. Barnum. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron.

Oct. 12-14: "Wonder" (Stephen Chbosky, 2017). Inspirational drama about a 5th grader with deformed features facing ostracism when he enrolls in school for the first time. Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson.

Oct. 19-21: "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" (Aaron Horvath & Peter Rida Michail, 2018). Animation about a band of teen superheroes.

Oct. 26-28: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

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Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Game Day Charity Beer Garden": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Game days just got better with a food truck rally & craft drafts at the Charity Beer Garden benefiting the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor!
Held every University of Michigan home football game day at Stadium Club, Ann Arbor (327 East Hoover). The comfortable garden atmosphere just 450 feet from the stadium features local food trucks and craft beers.
CHECK CHARITYBEERGARDEN.COM FOR TIMES AND FEATURED BEERS!
Proceeds from beer sales go to supporting the Cancer Support Community's mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is a resource for education and information, and a place to gain support - all in an environment of acceptance and hope.
Stadium Club, Ann Arbor, 327 East Hoover. Free. 734-975-2500. erin@cancersupportannarbor.org charitybeergarden.com [map]
 



 10 a.m. 

"Understanding Money Workshop": Common Good Washtenaw.

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Our popular Understanding Money series is now being offered as a one day workshop on October 6th, hosted by the Inter-Cooperative Council of Ann Arbor and Common Good Washtenaw. Adam "Fuzzy" Konner will be presenting this workshop about the inner workings of the modern money system, its discontents, and its alternatives, such as Common Good. We hope you can join us!
The workshop will take place from 10:00am to 6:00pm with an hour break for lunch (not provided) at the ICC Education Center, behind Luther Co-op at 1522 Hill Street in Ann Arbor.
Please consider a suggested donation of $15-$50 to support our community work. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
We will explore the intricacies of the money system, tackling your hardest questions. What qualifies as money? How do banks create money? Does the government control the money supply? What alternatives do we have? Can money be democratically controlled? Can we create an economy that serves life, rather than devotin
ICC Education Center, 1522 Hill Street. Donation. $15-$50. cayla@commongoodmi.org commongood.earth [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

20th Annual Jam Contest & Tasting: Downtown Home & Garden.

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All invited to taste-and vote on-homemade jams submitted by Downtown Home & Garden customers. Freshly toasted Zingerman's bread provided for the tasting. Prizes. Anyone can compete; entries must be submitted at the store by 6 p.m. on Oct. 5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Apple Festival: Apple Playschools.

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Celebrate fall with apple races, sculptures, art, games, music, treats and more. Help make applesauce and press cider or try out our apple launcher.
Event is free. Small fee for snacks and cider
Green Apple Garden Lower School, 2664 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-773-3182. amanda@appleplayschools.org www.appleplayschools.org [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Solar Tour: Chelsea District Library.

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Self-guided tour of solar and other renewable energy installations in the area, including the Ann Arbor Electrical Training Center, the off-grid 40-acre Sandy Acres Farm, and more. Register at the CDL desk to receive a map.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"25th Annual Apple Daze": Dexter Lions Club.

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A popular classic car show (awards at 3 p.m.), craft booths, kids games (with prizes), a bounce house, hayrides to the Dexter Cider Mill, and more. Also, an apple pie eating contest (2:30 p.m.), and new this year, a scarecrow decorating contest (awards at 3:30 p.m.). Live entertainment at the gazebo includes musical performances by local youth (11 a.m.), songs from the Dexter Community Players upcoming November production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (noon), and Ed Young (1 p.m.), frontman for the veteran Dexter classic pop-rock band Nucleus. Pizza, ice cream, candy apples, cider, and other goodies available.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monument Park, downtown Dexter. Free admission. Contact Dennis Berry at 424-0687 to enter the car show. Info: 502-4257. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Only a Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local actors from Spinning Dot Theatre perform Martin Baltscheit's family-friendly play about a fox and a wild boar who can't bring themselves to tell a mayfly that her life only lasts a single day. The production includes music, songs, and movement. For kids in grades 1-5.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Lenawee Byways Art Tour": Lenawee Art Works.

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Lenawee Byways Art Tour
October 6 & 7, 11am to 5pm
Join the tour and see artwork by over 50 Lenawee county artists in art centers, galleries, studios and businesses hosting artists. The county-wide tour, highlighting the vibrant art Lenawee county art scene, includes stops in Adrian, Clinton, Manitou Beach, Tecumseh and Tipton. Maps and information will be available at tour locations, at Facebook.com/LenaweeArtTour and at visitlenawee.com/lenawee-byways-art-tour. The tour is sponsored by Adrian College, Hidden Lake Gardens and Visit Lenawee. It's an activity of Lenawee Art Works.
Clinton Arts Center, 115 West Michigan Avenue, Clinton. Free. lenaweearttour@gmail.com visitlenawee.com/lenawee-byways-art-tour [map]



 11 a.m. 

"YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a FREE yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [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.  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. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Rugby.

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The U-M plays matches against MSU (11 a.m.) & Traverse City (2 p.m.).
11 a.m., Mitchell Field, south side of Fuller. www.umwrfc.com. Free.


 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.-2 p.m. 

"The Scarecrow Mystery Dash": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Family-friendly activities, including crafts, a chance to build a scarecrow, a Halloween obstacle course, face painting, games, and a chance to build a scarecrow and visit "Scarecrow Lane" to solve a mystery. Cider & donuts.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $6 (family of 4, $22; $3 for each additional person). $6 vehicle entry fee. pahlj@ewashtenaw.org; 449-4437, ext. 201. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Chicken Broil: Dexter Knights of Columbus.

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Oct. 6 & 7. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, roll, coleslaw, and a beverage.
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until sold out), Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $9. 426-5558. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

Cozy Coloring: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Everyone of all ages is welcome to come de-stress and relax while coloring. We will provide an assortment of coloring books for children and adults to enjoy. Register for this FREE event today!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road,, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [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]


 noon-2 p.m. & 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.


 Noon 

U-M Football vs. Maryland.

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Noon, Michigan Stadium. Tickets $75-$105 at (866) 296-MTIX and stubhub.com/michigan-football-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 TBA 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Oct. 6: Vermont. Time TBA.

Oct. 7: Waterloo. Exhibition game. Time TBA.

Oct. 12: Team USA under 18. Exhibition game. Time TBA.

Oct. 26 & 27: St. Lawrence. Time TBA.
Time TBA, Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$40 at stubhub.com/michigan-wolverines-hockey-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Aida": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 6 & 10. Live broadcast (Oct. 6) and rebroadcast (Oct. 10) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's opera about the forbidden love between an Egyptian soldier and a princess in exile. Italian, subtitles. Note: The Oct. 10 show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 6) & 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 10), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$25 in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Crochet Lab: Amigurumi Pumpkins": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Drew Hill shows all grade 6-adult how to crochet a small pumpkin as an introduction to this Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys. Supplies provided. Previous crochet experience recommended.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Science demos and experiments.
AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [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! 

"G is for Gladiator": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docents read excerpts of Kate Davies and Alfredo Belli's picture book about Roman history. Followed by a tour of the museum's Roman exhibits. For kids ages 4-8, accompanied by an adult.
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 2:15 & 4:45 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]


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 2:30 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]


 2:30 p.m. 

Michigan Ethnic Dance Festival: PURe Dance Ensemble.

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Oct. 5 & 6. Rescheduled from Sept. 28 & 29. Dance companies from around the state perform various folk dances from Mexico, India, Africa, Germany, Ireland, the Caribbean, and elsewhere.
7:30 p.m. (Oct. 5) & 2:30 p.m. (Oct. 6), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 at a2tix.com. 476-5616. [map]
 


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3, 6:15, 9:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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(Bradley Cooper, 2018). A remake of the iconic tragic story of a film star who helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism damage his career. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper.
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.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Beaded Animal Keychains": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to use pony beads to make a keychain in the shape of either a mouse or a lizard.
3-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.


 3-5 p.m. 

"Beer & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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


 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]


 3-4 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [map]


 3:15 & 6:45 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 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.


 3:45, 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5 & 7:15 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]


 6 p.m. 

"Rasa Performance: Dance, Music and Theater": Rasa Festival.

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Oct. 5 & 6 (different programs). Two evenings of Indian classical dance, music, and theater. Tonight: Local classical Indian dancer Sreyashi Dey leads her ensemble Akshara in Sambhuti, a new dance in the Odissi style that blends an intricate, fluidly sculpted gestural language with stories from India's rich mythology. Kolkata (India) actor Sanchayita Bhattacharjee performs East Side Stories, Mahmud Alam's one-woman show about the effects of the Indian partition on Bengal. Washington, D.C., dancer Kritika Rajan reprises her Friday performance of the Odissi work Invoking Devi. The local Indian music group Sumkali is joined by Kolkata tabla player Pandit Samar Saha in works from its latest album, Dha Re Dha, an Indian-jazz fusion collection highlighted by Saha's masterful improvisations.
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 6 p.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $25 (2-day pass, $40; seniors age 60 & over and students, $15; senior & student 2-day pass, $25) in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/rasa-festival and at the door. 223-5615. [map]
 


 6:30 & 9 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.


 6:30 p.m. 

Candlelight Dinner Concert with Doug Decker & Tony Fields: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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Doug and Tony are favorites at Lone Oak and they bring down the house every time they play here. This will be a fantastic night of jazz, blues, Motown, funk, and some "old school" R & B. Battle Creek native Tony Fields possesses smooth, soulful vocals and a commanding physical presence that draws the audience to him. Combine this with Doug Decker's outstanding mastery of the keyboards, and great vocal skills as well...and you will soon see why they are an "audience favorite". When Doug & Tony are here, it's a party! We dare you to try and stay in your seat!
There are only 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a must. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats.
Just $35 per person for dinner and show. Our fine, estate grown wines are available by the glass or bottle. Our hand-crafted beer will also be available by the pint or "shortie" (10 oz.). Menu TBA
Have a listen to Doug and Tony at this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lfd-PacCsw
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd, Grass Lake. $35 for dinner and show. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

"The Big House": Michigan Theater.

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(multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $7. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles. Oct. 6: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 22nd Annual Hometown Show. Oct. 18: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12. Oct. 24: Echoes Concert Band. Oct. 30: Orchestra Halloween Concert.
7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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

Sept. 1: EMU. Noon.

Sept. 1: Harvard. 7 p.m.

Sept. 4: Valparaiso. 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Oakland. 1 p.m.

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

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

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

Sept. 28: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

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

Oct. 5: Purdue. 9 p.m.

Oct. 6: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 26: Wisconsin. 8 p.m.

Nov 7: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Nov 10: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Nov. 21: Northwestern 7 p.m.

Nov 24: MSU. 7 p.m.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.


 7:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Maeve Devlin calls to live music by Hotline Strings. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 646-4835, 274-0773. [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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Birds": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Carbon Leaf: The Ark.

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Acoustic Celtic-rock quintet from Richmond, Virginia. A Performing Songwriter critic calls the band's 2007 CD, Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat, "four easy steps to rock 'n' roll bliss." Their latest CD, Nothing Rhymes with Woman, is a rerecording of the songs on their 2009 album of the same name. Opener: Freddy & Francine, an L.A.-based Americana soul duo who met a decade ago as cast members a production of Hair.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

David Dyer: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 4-6. Polished Grand Rapids comic, a contributing writer to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, whose sets feature unexpected takes on everything from marriage and raising kids to current events and ear hair. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Jerusalem Quartet: University Musical Society.

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Praised by the New York Times as "astonishing, with an extraordinary unity of sound and purpose," this Israeli string quartet is noted for playing well-worn classical standards with attentiveness, freshness, and vigor. Tonight, they're joined by the NYC husband-and-wife duo of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth in lush, late Romantic works: String Sextet from Richard Strauss' Capriccio, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $52-$66 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Oct. 6 & 20. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas every Monday (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., $5) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Antigone": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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

"Night and Day": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 4-14. U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip and Polish National Academy of Theatre Arts director Dominika Knapik direct U-M dance and theater students in Charles Mee's two 2015 dance theater adaptations of Greek legends. Day reimagines the pastoral romance of Daphnis and Chloe, 2 children each abandoned at birth who fall in love after much trial and tribulation, including attempted rape and abduction by pirates. Night reimagines the story of Thyestes, who sleeps with his brother's wife after he fails to win the Mycenaean throne. In revenge, the brother invites him to a feast and serves Thyestes his sons baked in a pie.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Night: Om of Medicine.

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Stand-up by local comic Bret Hayden, a regular at the Comedy Showcase's Comedy Jamm, and Mike Bobbitt, a veteran Detroit monologist whose comedy blends an edgy punk-rock energy with a nerdy point of view.
9-11 p.m., Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main. Free. 369-8255. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Oct. 6 & 20. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]



 
 
 

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Isaac Ryder

Stage name of Joel Rydecki, a neo-soul funk singer-songwriter from South Haven. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Emancipator Ensemble

Electronica ensemble led by Portland (OR) DJ-composer Douglas Appling. $20. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Teagan Faran & Red Shoe Company

Local new music ensemble led by violinist Faran. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Jen Whaley

Ypsilanti singer-songwriter known for her smart catchy lyrics and bittersweet melodies who accompanies herself on ukulele. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Root Doctor

Lansing quintet led by vocalist Freddie Cunningham that plays a rich, varied blues and R&B repertoire that ranges from ZZ Hill to Billie Holiday to B. B. King to Bobby Blue Bland. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Still Rain

Detroit Top 40 country and pop dance band fronted by vocalist Rena Wilson. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Mash: Weekend Comeback

Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: The Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. Opener: A Girl Named Ginny, a Rochester (NY) high-energy Americana folk-rock band. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: John Heath

Georgia-bred local blues-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Robert Ize

Local folksinger. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Solo Duo

Originals and covers by this local duo of singer-guitarists. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Cellar Cats The Cellar Cats

An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. Proceeds benefit Safe House. 7:30-10:30 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Bill Edwards, Billy Brandt, & John Holk

In-the-round performances by these 3 Detroit-area singer- songwriters. [venue info]

 
 


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