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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.

 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.; 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.

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.
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. [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. [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. [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]

 10-11 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.

 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 and at 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. [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). [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. 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. [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.; 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-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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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


U-M Football vs. Maryland.

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Noon, Michigan Stadium. Tickets $75-$105 at (866) 296-MTIX and 764-0247. [map]


U-M Ice Hockey.

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Nov. 8 & 9: Minnesota. 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: MSU. 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 & 7: Penn State. 8:30 p.m. (Dec. 6) & 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 7).

Jan. 25: U. S National Development Team. Exhibition game against a team of players age 17 & under in the Plymouthr-based U.S. National Development Team. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1: OSU. 7:30 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$65 at 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 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 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 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)., 668-TIME. [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)., 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 476-5616. [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)., 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 & 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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 3:15 & 6:45 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)., 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)., 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)., 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)., 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 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)., 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:
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd, Grass Lake. $35 for dinner and show. 5175228167. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"The Big House": Michigan Theater.

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(multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $7., 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. 

"Slamiversary Showcase": Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Readings by some of the group's most popular poets, featuring Eric Sirota, Zaphra Stupple, Lannie Crawford, Sonya Riddles, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, & Ann Arbor Poetry organizer Simon Mermelstein.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. [map]

 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 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)., 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 ( and, 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, 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). [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, 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, by phone, & at the door., (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). [map]


Nightspots Listings:


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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