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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 7, 2018

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. except Nov. 4. Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Budding Naturalists: Leaf Pee": Legacy Land Conservancy.

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from Lillie Park South to Legacy's Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Nature Preserve, collecting leaves along the way. The hike will start and end at the Lillie Park South Playground. Hike is not stroller friendly. For more information or to register, email or call 734-302-5263.
Lillie Park South and the Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Nature Preserve, 4365 Platt Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-302-5263. [map]

 10 a.m. 

"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.-2:30 p.m. 

"13th Annual Row Along Regatta": Pioneer Crew Fundraiser.

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A chance to learn the fundamentals of rowing from Pioneer coaches and row on the river in an actual racing boat. Spectators welcome.
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Bandemer Park, 1325 Lake Shore (off N. Main). $50 (youth ages 13 & 14, $30). Free to spectators. Reservations required at, [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

"Fall Birding": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Indoor talk on birding basics followed by a guided walk. Experienced birders welcome to join at 11 a.m. for the walk. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. For ages 10 & up.
10 a.m.-noon, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $8 lecture & walk ($4 for walk). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Oct. 3, 14, & 28. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Oct. 7 & 10: "Magnificent Mammals." Oct. 17: "Feathered Friends." Oct. 21 & 24: "Rockin' Reptiles." Oct. 31: "Awesome Amphibians."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [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 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.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-Nov. 10. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Hayrides ($3) available. Flashlights required at dusk (bring your own, or purchase one on-site).
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $8 (kids ages 5-12, $5; age 4 & under, free). [map]

 11 a.m.-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. 

Dan Jilek 5K Fun Run/Walk.

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All invited to compete in a 5-km race. Awards for top 3 female and male runners and top 3 kids age 11 or under. Participant awards for all kids. Followed by a free picnic with hot dogs and chicken. Water & snacks. Proceeds benefit the Dan Jilek Memorial Fund that supports leadership and sports opportunities for young people.
11 a.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. $25 in advance at [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos, noon-3 p.m., include earrings made with beads and African fabrics (Oct. 7), paint-your-own wood panels (kids can paint along for $10) and a guitar made out of a cigar box (both Oct. 14), pottery spun on a wheel (Oct. 21), and a bird feeder (or bird house) made out of Michigan cedar (Oct. 28).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11 a.m. 

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

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

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free., 846-9418.

 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  Free! 

A2Y Walk to End Alzheimer's: The Alzheimer's Association.

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On October 7th at 12 p.m. at Washtenaw Community College, the Alzheimer's Association is holding their Walk to End Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and we are relentless in the pursuit of a cure. For more information and to sign up please go to
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River drive. Free. 734-250-0620. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

Fire Open House: Pittsfield Charter Township.

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Celebrate National Fire Safety week and learn about fire prevention and safety at the annual Fire Open House on Sunday, October 7th at the Pittsfield Township Fire Station located at 6227 W. Michigan Avenue. Check out the trucks, watch demonstrations, spray the fire hose, meet the firefighters, get information and resources about fire safety and prevention, and more!
Pittsfield Township Fire Station #1, 6227 W. Michigan Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-822-4964. [map]


U-M Women's Soccer.

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Aug. 16: Iowa. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: Marshall. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 25: Utah Valley. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30: Florida Gulf Coast. 5 p.m.

Sept. 6: Notre Dame. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 8: Bowling Green. 2 p.m.

Sept. 27: Purdue. 7 p.m.

Sept. 29: Indiana. 5 p.m.

Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]

 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Fire Open House": Pittsfield Township.

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Family-oriented program on fire prevention and safety, with games, activities, and a chance to check out the fire trucks, spray a fire hose, and meet firefighters.
Noon-3 p.m., Pittsfield Township Fire Station, 6627 W. Michigan Ave. Free. 822-4964. [map]

 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Harvest Time on the Farm": Rentschler Farm Historic Museum.

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Self-guided tours of this century-old family sheep farm, now a museum, with demos of period activities. Crafts, kids activities, lawn games, wagon rides, and more. Food available.
Noon-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 admission (kids, free). 944-0442. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m. 

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

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


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]

 12:30-2:30 p.m. 

"Autumn Stroll": Sky Foundation Inc.

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Sky Foundation Inc. raises awarenss and funding for pancreatic cancer research. We will be walking together to promote exercise and support of community in Ann Arbor. We invite families to join us on a beautiful fall day to enjoy nature and our surroundings. We will begin at 12:30pm with some refreshments, entertainment and activities. We will stroll together at 1:30pm and learn a little bit about symptoms and warning signs of pancreatic cancer along the way.
Barton Nature Area, 1010 W Huron River Dr. $20 Adults, $15 Students. 248-385-5143. [map]

 12:30 p.m. 

"Autumn Stroll": Sky Foundation.

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A 1.5-mile walk, entertainment, and refreshments. Proceeds benefit pancreatic cancer research. Pets welcome.
12:30 p.m., Barton Nature Area, 1010 W. Huron River Dr. $20 (students, $15; pancreatic cancer patients, free). (248) 385-5143. [map]

 1 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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Oct. 7, 14, & 21. Tours of the 1870s grist mill that is still fully operational.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.

 1 - 4 p.m. 

Pop-Up Fall Garden Tour: Ann Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G).

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Come and explore this private gorgeous garden on High-Land Lake, featuring over 44 varieties of their 75+ dahlia plants and nearly 30 roses. The property also includes shade, vegetable and perennial gardens.
11474 Riverbank Ln, Pinckney (Hamlet of Hell), MI 48169 - Map Enjoy the beautiful fall country drive ( hour from Ann Arbor). Follow the balloons once you reach Silverhill Rd. Park on Riverbank Ln.
All proceeds from this fundraiser and other AAF&G fundraising efforts will be disseminated to local nonprofit horticultural, educational, and environmental organizations in the Ann Arbor area.
Restaurant recommendation (1/4 mile from the cottage):
"The Hell Hole Diner." Outstanding fish & chip meal for $8. The owner is a trained chef (not a cook) and the food is GREAT!! Come see the garden and then go to The Hell Hole Diner for a great meal. A nice way to spend a fall Sunday afternoon.
Save the Date for the 2019 Garden Walk - June 8, 2019
Private garden, 11474 Riverbank Lane, Pinckney (Hamlet of Hell), MI 48169, Pinckney. $5 - collected at the garden. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 27. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.


Oct. 7: Mary Beth Doyle Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to help remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn while also collecting native seeds.


Oct. 14: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to pull invasives from this popular 38-acre park.


Oct. 14: Ruthven Nature Area (1 -4 p.m., meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Huron Pkwy. and Geddes) to remove invasive shrubs and collect native seeds.


Oct. 21: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance on Beechwood) to remove invasives from this 8-acre oak-hickory woodland.


Oct. 21: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Beechwood north of Sunset) to remove invasive buckthorn, collect native seeds, and enjoy the fall colors of this 161-acre park.


Oct. 27: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to remove invasive shrubs in the ongoing project to reclaim this site, a former gravel yard.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Westgate (Oct. 7), Pittsfield (Oct. 14), Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Oct. 21), & Downtown multipurpose rm. (Oct. 28). [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Harvest Festival": U-M Sustainable Food Program.

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Food prepared using ingredients harvested from the U-M Campus Farm. Live music by a band TBA.
1-4 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens (adjacent to the Campus Farm), 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 647-7600. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Secret Coders: Modules & Monsters!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Chinese American graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, a 2016 MacArthur "Genius," reads from the last in his 6-part YA graphic novel series about private school students who use coding to solve mysteries.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30, 6:30, & 9 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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

 1:30 p.m. 

"Nugget & Fang": ArtsPower National Touring Theater (Michigan Theater Foundation Not Just for Kids Series).

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This highly regarded touring troupe from Ridgewood (NJ) presents its new musical adapted from Tammi Sauer's book about a minnow and a shark whose long-standing friendship is tested when the minnow learns at school that sharks can't be friends with minnows. Geared toward kids in grades preK-3.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $13 (MTF members, $11) in advance at and at the door. [map]

 1:45, 4:15, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Love, Gilda": Michigan Theater.

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

 2 p.m. 

Chelsea/Dexter CROP Hunger Walk: Church World Service.

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1-mile and 5-km pledge walks to raise money for local and international hunger relief. Kids and dogs welcome. Refreshments.
2 p.m. (registration begins at 1:30 p.m.), St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 14600 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. Pledges or donation., (313) 268-6537. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Saline CROP Hunger Walk: Church World Service.

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A 5-km pledge walk to raise money for local and international hunger relief.
2 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.), First United Methodist Church, 1200 North Ann Arbor St., Saline. Pledges or donation. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"A Little Night Music": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 20-Oct. 14. This local professional theater company performs this sophisticated Tony Award-winning 1973 musical comedy, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story concerns 3 mismatched couples, each of whom finally ends up with the right partner as they discover their true desires during a weekend together in the country. Stephen Sondheim's memorable and enchanting waltz-filled score includes "Send In the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Later," and other favorites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Antigone": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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

 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Bullitt": Fathom Events.

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(Peter Yates, 1968). Steve McQueen plays a tough cop determined to find the gangster who killed a witness he was protecting.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (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).

 2 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Simple Simon and Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]

 2 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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 2-5 p.m. 

"The Practice of Forgiveness": Pardes Hannah/Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Local energy healer Lucinda Kurtz and Fair Food Network president Oran Hesterman discuss how creative visualization, journaling, meditation, and energetic practices can be used to practice forgiveness. The event is not at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore; call for location.
2-5 p.m. Tickets $25. Call for location. 635-9441. [map]

 3 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]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., Westgate (Oct. 7), Pittsfield (Oct. 14), Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Oct. 21), & Downtown multipurpose rm. (Oct. 28). Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"New at UMMA: LIFE Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs": UMMA.

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Curator Jennifer Friess discusses the current exhibit of 21 photographs from a LIFE magazine feature on the 1947 U-M Homecoming.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Traveling Flavors: The Culinary Talkathon": Rasa Festival.

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Indian chef Sanchayita Bhattacharjee Alam, aka Chef Sunshine, presents a program of storytelling and food tastings related to her travels.
3 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Secret Lab (lower level). Free. 223-5615.

 3:15, 6:30, & 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 p.m. 

"Blaze": State Theatre.

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(Ethan Hawke, 2018). Biopic about Texas country songwriting legend Blaze Foley.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 3:30 p.m. 

"Local Treasures": Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

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Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in a program highlighted by the premiere of local retired music teacher Raymond Harary's Symphony in F Major. Harary, now age 91, privately composed numerous works (including 10 symphonies) never publicly performed until he guest conducted the YSO in a performance of his "Festive March" last May. The program also includes Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Howard Hanson's Symphony no. 2 ("Romantic"), and John Corigliano's 1976 Voyage.
3:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 (seniors age 65 & over, students with ID, and kids under age 12, $6; family, $30) in advance at and at the door. 507-1451. [map]

 3:45, 6:15, 6:45, & 9:30 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.

 4 & 6:15 p.m. 

"Pick of the Litter": Michigan Theater.

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

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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

 4 & 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Dragonfly Eyes": Michigan Theater.

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(Xu Bing, 2017). Fictional love story pieced together from real surveillance footage about a young man who breaks the law in an attempt to please a woman training to be a Buddhist nun. Preceded at 4 p.m. by "Xu Bing & the Origins of Creativity" (UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State), a free talk by internationally renowned artist and filmmaker Bing on his work. Q&A with Bing follows the film.
6:15 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free., 668-TIME. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"Milvotchkee, Visconsin": Kickshaw Theatre.

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

 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: The Forgotten Whiskey--All About Rye": Tammy's Tastings.

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Rye whiskey once reigned supreme - especially on the East coast of the US - but over time, Bourbon came to dominate. Now rye is making a comeback, and in this class we'll taste a few examples and try out some cocktails that make the most of its spicier and drier character. Classes are hands-on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except Nov. 22. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. [map]

 5 & 8 p.m.  Free! 

String Quartets Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Ensembles of music majors perform string quartets by Haydn, the inventor of the genre.
5 & 8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Moon Ceremony: Crazy Wisdom.

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Feeling out of "flow" with the Universe? Join us for a non-denominational New Moon ceremony.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S Main. Free. 734-531-7166. [map]

 6 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Mandy": State Theatre.

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(Panos Cosmatos, 2018). Nicholas Cage stars as a broken man hunting down a cult leader who kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email to confirm or check 717-1569. [map]

 6 p.m. 

MercyMe: EMU Convocation Center.

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This contemporary Christian pop band plays songs from their recently released greatest hits album, including "I Can Only Imagine," "Greater," and "Shake," all staples on Christian radio stations. Opener: Christian pop-rock band Tenth Avenue North.
6 p.m., EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $20-$55 in advance at and at the door. 487-2282. [map]

 6-7:30 p.m. 

"A Disney Extravaganza": First United Methodist Church Fall Fundraiser Concert.

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The FUMC chancel choir, bell choir, vocal staff, and children's choirs present an evening of popular Disney tunes. Disney costumes, outfits, or T-shirts encouraged. Italian dinner from 5-6 p.m.
6-7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. $15 (students, $8, families, $40, kids 4 & under, free). 662-4536. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Clarity Levine: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this Inkster-based slam poet whose 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival entry, "how to endure," offers stark and occasionally darkly comic advice on how to cope with waiting on a racist customer at a strip club: "It's a strip club, not a sit-in. / Do remember there won't be no honor gained, no landmarks in your name, / No seats engraved reading 'This booth was cleaned by a strong black leader in boy shorts and fishnets.'"
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Every Brilliant Thing": Ann Arbor District Library Pub Reading Series.

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Members of Northville-based Tipping Point Theater perform a staged reading of Duncan Macmillan & Jonny Donahoe's 2013 one-man show about depression, which has garnered praise for its deft blend of serious subject matter with a comic voice. After his mother's first suicide attempt when he was 7, the nameless narrator begins compiling a list of life's greatest pleasures. Audience participation. For age 21+.
7-9:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free (buy your own food & drink). 327-4200. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Drum and Dance Jam": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a drum circle led by percussionist Curtis Glatter. Bring a drum or use one provided.
7:30-9 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 480-1219. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Oct. 7 & 21. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 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.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio

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

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

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

Old Town: Matt Jones & the Reconstruction

Local band led by Jones, a popular pop-folk singer-songwriter whose latest CD, Half Poison, Half Pure, is a collection of well- crafted, emotionally penetrating songs about dark times. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

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

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]


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