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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 10, 2018






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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


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

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Oct. 8), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Cheese 101: How Cheese Is Made": Saline Area Senior Center.

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The Cheese Shop owner John Loomis discusses cheese making and offers samples with wine.
10 a.m., Cheese Shop, 98 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. $28; preregistration required. 429-9274. [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]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Guided Fall Color & Sandhill Crane Tour"

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Maps for the best fall color routes and crane viewing areas are available at the Discovery Center desk. Also, on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.) & Noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Free. Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

Aaron Berofsky: Society for Musical Arts.

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This U-M violin professor performs Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 5 ("Spring Sonata") and Debussy's Violin Sonata. With pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 4 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Dance Along, Sing Along": Chelsea District Library.

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Local music teacher Beth Battey, co-organizer of the Cumberland Dance Week family dance camp, leads a program of songs, dances, and musical games for preschoolers age 2 & up. Followed by open playtime. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Bookworms": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m., families with babies are invited to sing songs, listen to stories and participate in age appropriate activities that promotes early literacy. Parents and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

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


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dance the Freaking Music, Baby": U-M Library.

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Panel discussion on the intersection of LGBTQ identity and disability, with U-M disability and trauma studies professor Petra Kuppers, U-M social work professor Shanna Kattari, and U-M testing accommodation assistant manager Evan James Copeland.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 100 Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Kempf House Museum Noon Lecture.

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


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Dance": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Talk by Beijing Dance Academy professor Mao Cui.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Henderson Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Organ Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by First United Methodist Church organist Naki Sung Kripfgans. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish; food available at the Crossroads Café.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 6:30 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).


 2-6 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.


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Fluid Frontiers": U-M Stamps School of Art & Design.

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Screening of Ephraim Asili's 2017 documentary about the ways the Underground Railroad, Broadside Press, and Detroit artists exemplify the concepts of resistance and liberation. Followed by a panel discussion on "Retracing Black Text & Pedagogy: A Meditation on Black Radical Traditions in Detroit."
2-5 p.m., Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Free; reservations requested at stamps.umich.edu/calendar. 764-0397. [map]


 3, 6:15, & 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 3:15 & 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30 & 6:30 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, 6:45, & 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.


 3:45 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]


 4 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]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Marine Corps Brass Quintet: U-M School of Music.

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This U.S. Marine band performs patriotic, classical, dixieland, and jazz works.
5 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 41st year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Wed. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton and Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"From Domination to Regeneration: Cultivating a New World View in Perilous Times": U-M Institute for the Humanities Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture.

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Talk by environmental journalist Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, a New York City policy advisor who wrote Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet.
5:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor). Free. 936-3518. [map]


 6 & 9 p.m. 

"Fahrenheit 11/9": State Theatre.

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(Michael Moore, 2018). Documentary exploring social unrest since Donald Trump's rise to power.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6-9 p.m. 

"Workshop: Intro to Analog Circuits": TinkerTech.

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Whether you're just starting your foray into the world of electricity and circuits, or you vaguely recall resistors and capacitors from high school, but need a refresher, we've got you covered.
You'll learn about the basics of current, resistance, and current flow, how capacitors work. You'll also learn basic schematic symbols and how to prototype simple circuits on a breadboard.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-intro-to-electricity-and-analog-circuits [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Mar. 6). All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Wai Wai Nu: U-M Center for the Education of Women+.

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This Burmese human rights activist, who spent 7 years as a political prisoner, discusses her work on behalf of Rohingya women. The program begins with short talks by faculty members on democracy and human rights. Also, student poster displays in the lobby (5:30 p.m.).
6-8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free; reservations required by Oct. 1 at cewadvocacycatalystsforchange.eventbrite.com. 764-3490. [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ypsilanti City Council Forum (Ward 3): League of Women Voters, Ann Arbor Area.

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Candidates Anthony Morgan and Desirae Simmons will respond to questions from the moderator and from the audience.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. publicity@lwvannarbor.org LWVannarbor.org [map]



 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Rock Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-12 invited to draw petroglyphs with crayons on sandpaper, the granular surface of which approximates the texture of rock.
6-7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Black and White: It's Not What You Think": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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A 4-part series of discussions exploring the history of race relations in Ann Arbor. Potluck supper (bring a dish to pass). Tonight: screening of a 30-minute video of Trinity Church (NYC) pastor Philip Jackson discussing Thomas Merton's 1963 "Letters to a White Liberal," which argues that the problem of race in America is spiritual, not political.
6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 417-1613, 996-0129. [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Regionally Native Foods": Ann Arbor Wild Ones.

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Local gardener Andrew Bucienski discusses how to grow native fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
6:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674. [map]


 7 p.m. 

48th Annual Fall Dinner: Ecology Center Fundraiser.

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Dinner followed by a keynote address by former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, whose tenure during Obama's 2nd term was highlighted by setting the first national standards for reducing emissions from power plants, cars and SUVs. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a reception.
7 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $150 (members, $110, students, $40) in advance at ecocenter.org and at the door. 369-9269. [map]


 7 p.m. 

48th Annual Fall Dinner: Ecology Center Fundraiser.

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Dinner followed by a keynote address by former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a reception.
7 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $150 (members, $110, students, $40) in advance at ecocenter.org and at the door. 369-9269. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ToastMasters: Public Speaking Wed 7PM: ToastMasters at Sweetwaters.

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ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere.
The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give and receive feedback about speaking, presentations and current events.
We typically have 2-4 prepared speeches followed by (Kind and constructive evaluations) to provide feedback and growth. Attendees will have an opportunity for impromptu speaking as well.
Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington. Free. chrisjriley@hotmail.com [map]


 7 p.m. 

ToastMasters: Public Speaking Wed 7PM: ToastMasters at Sweetwaters.

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ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere.
The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give and receive feedback about speaking, presentations and current events.
We typically have 2-4 prepared speeches followed by (Kind and constructive evaluations) to provide feedback and growth. Attendees will have an opportunity for impromptu speaking as well.
Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington. johnsonest121314@gmail.com. johnsonest121314@gmail.com [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"College Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former Community High college prep counselor John Boshoven, Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion, and educational psychologist Geri Markel discuss how to find the right college, write an application essay, and score well on standardized tests. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"On Site/Sight: From Europe to the Lower East Side and Beyond": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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U-M English professor Sara Blair, author of How the Other Half Looks: The Lower East Side and the Afterlives of Images, and U-M Judaic studies professor Shachar Pinsker, author of A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture, discuss their books. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ziemia Obiecana (The Promised Land)": Michigan Theater.

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(Andrzej Wajda, 1975). Drama set in the 19th century about people struggling to build a factory. Polish, subtitles.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

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

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



 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Traveling with Archaeologists in Greece": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Club member Megan Wilson gives a photo-illustrated talk on the year she spent in Greece. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice, Bill Browder's 2015 expose of murders connected with Putin's regime.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Pat Metheny: University Musical Society.

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A serial Grammy Award winner, and a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, this very popular jazz guitar virtuoso is known for his great technique and speed as well as a brainy yet accessible style showing great lyricism and a fine melodic sense. Tonight, he performs material spanning his 40-year solo career with bassist Linda Oh, keyboardist Gwilym Simcock, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. "Softly burnished jazz and folk veneers were traded for tougher, rockier riffs and Latin grooves which Sanchez underpinned with discreet percussive power," says a LondonJazzNews review of the ensemble. "Oh added the alertness and authority of a keen, loping bass bounce, while Simcock, gently dropping in to synch with Metheny, didn't need to be asked-when let off the lead, his crystal clear solo keyboard attacks just flew."
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $18-$69 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 18: Loyola-Chicago. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: Tulsa. 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: South Florida. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: University of California-Riverside. 7 p.m.

Sept. 3: Canisius. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: WMU. 7 p.m.

Sept. 10: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 25: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 10: Detroit. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Notre Dame. 6 p.m.

Oct. 28: Maryland. 4 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Doctor Who New Season Premiere": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 10 & 11. Jodie Whitaker stars as the latest incarnation of a space- and time-traveling humanoid alien in this long-running BBC show.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Rhyta Musik Rhyta Musik

Balkan dance party with this local 8-piece Balkan brass band whose music is sprinkled with New Orleans funk flavors. Preceded at 8 p.m. by dance lessons. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

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

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Old Town: Max Bowen Duo

Jazz ensemble led by local guitarist Bowen. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Singer-Songwriter Night."

With local singer-songwriters Jim Novak, Cliff Mulvihill, and Don Lee. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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