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Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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 8-9.30 p.m.  Free! 

Tim Haldeman's Open Water As a Child record release show.

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Ziggy's hosts Tim Haldeman for the record release of "Open Water As a Child."
A word from Tim on the Conception of the project: "The concert was a love letter to our friends and neighbors in Flint, who've been enduring the tragic results of the total failure by those 'in power'. I needed a way to express my anger and sadness, so I reached out to some friends. 'Send it out,' Neil Young once said. Everyone involved in Open Water embraced that spirit."
Personnel: Tim Haldeman on saxophone and percussion, Jordan Schug on cello, Ben Willis on bass, Nick Collins on drums (subbing for Jon Taylor), Dan Bennett on sax and percussion, Justin Walter on trumpet and percussion, John Goode (vocals/readings).
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 221-3961. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
10 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0504.

 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 a.m. & 7-7:30 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.-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]

 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). 661-3575. [map]

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Koreas: More Than You Know": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 13-Oct. 18. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Sept. 13: U-M modern Korean history professor Se-Mi Oh on "Modern Korea: History and Events." Sept. 20: U-M business professor Jordan Siegel on "Business and Economy of the Koreas." Sept. 27: Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan executive director Mi Dong on "Personal Stories of North Korean Escapees." Followed by light Korean fare. Oct. 4 (9:30 a.m.): U-M sociology professor Jaeeun Kim on "Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea." Oct. 11 (10:30 a.m.): U-M public policy professor John Ciorciari on "Diplomacy and Discord: International Politics around the Korean Peninsula." Oct. 18: U-M nuclear and radiological sciences professor Sara Pozzi on "Nuclear Treaty Verification."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Bonobos Mobile Guideshop: Fit For Your Future Tour": Bonobos.

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E-commerce brand, Bonobos is bringing a new kind of pop-up shopping experience to Ann Arbor from Tuesday, October 9 through Saturday, October 13 from 11am -4pm at the Briarwood Mall as well as University of Michigan on game day this Saturday, 10/13. Go Wolverines!
The Mobile Guideshop provides college students and faculty with a fun and hassle-free shopping experience to professional work wear, understanding the importance of fit, and having fun with their style no matter what the industry. Helping students get "Fit for the Future," the Mobile Guideshop provides tips + tricks on how to dress for a job interview in any field, finding their perfect fit across a variety of professional attire, and then shipping their order to their door (or dorm!) 2-5 business days later. Students will also have a chance to walk away with a professional headshot photo from our on-site photo booth, ensuring they're professional profiles match their new professional wardrobe.
Briarwood Mall (10/9-10/12) & University of Michigan Campus (10/13), 100 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 & 1300 S Main Street. 3523395087. [map]

 11 a.m. 

Women Who Fund Forum: Women Who Fund.

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This year's Forum at the University of Michigan will showcase and connect dynamic women who are breaking through the gender barrier at traditional male strongholds in the alternative investment field and paving the way to rewarding careers for the next generation. The forum offers a unique platform for women to develop deeper connections among their industry peer group, identify valuable leads for sourcing capital, advance their firms, share unique industry experiences and support the successes of one another. Previous speakers have included Mary Petrovich of Axle Tech International, Noel Dolan of Whirlpool, Maximiliane Straub of Robert Bosch, and Margaret Gibson of Kirkland & Ellis. We hope to see you there!
University of Michigan Golf Course, 500 E Stadium Blvd. $85. 734-615-4424. [map]

 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Burning Man': Ann Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G).

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Join Ann Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G) for our monthly program.
11:30 am - $15 Lunch (optional): Salad Bar; all are welcome to enjoy our complimentary light refreshments.
12:30 pm - Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G) general meeting
1:00 pm - Program: AAF&G is pleased to welcome David Borneman, who will share the insights he gained as he worked as the Natural Area Preservation Manager for the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1993; including overseeing the ecological restoration of about 1200 acres of city parkland.
David Borneman's areas of expertise are in using fire to manage natural areas in the Midwest and in urban natural area issues. He serves on the board of The Stewardship Network (President) and formerly served on the boards of the Natural Areas Association and the Michigan Prescribed Fire Council. Come and learn why fires are set for a reason.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. Program - $15 (optional) Lunch. [map]

 Noon  Free! 

Lecture Series: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Oct. 4, 11, & 18. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 4: University of Wisconsin anthropology professor Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney on "Social and Political Lives of Japanese Cherry Blossoms." Oct. 11: "Tradition and Innovation in English-Language Noh, 'Blue Moon Over Memphis.'" Tokyo Institute of Technology ethnomusicology professor Mariko Anno discusses the Japanese Noh theater tradition and how it has been adapted for English-language audiences. In preparation for an Oct. 12 performance of Blue Moon Over Memphis (see listing). Oct. 18: Columbia University Shinto studies professor Michael Como on "Angry Spirits and Urban Soundscapes in Ancient Japan."
Noon, 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]

 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Oct. 4: Gemily-a trio of Gemini, the nationally known local folk duo of brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, and San's daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits-performs a wide range of music, from classic songs of the 60s to traditional folk songs and dance tunes, as well as sparkling originals. Oct. 11: Classical violin works by U-M String Students. Oct. 18: Swing jazz by Ray Kamalay & His Red Hot Peppers. Oct. 25: Vintage American song and dance by Etcetera.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Diversity of Thought and Respecting the Other Side of the Argument: Insights from the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General: University of Michigan Office of the Vice President & General Counsel, University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.

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A star-studded group of former members of the U.S. Solicitor General's Office will explore the possibility of drawing lessons from that institution for how to approach the hardest discussions on campus. The panel will draw on the framework, ethos, and practice of the Solicitor General's office to explore insights on how students, faculty, and staff can approach controversial issues on campus-and in particular listening, analyzing, tackling, and responding to arguments on the other side. The panel will seek to offer meaningful reflections on the lifelong process of understanding and responding to deeply controversial arguments. Panelists: Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General, 2005-08; Charles Fried, Solicitor General, 1985-89; Gregory G. Garre, Solicitor General, 2008-09; Ian H. Gershengorn, Acting Solicitor General, 2016-17; Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, 2007-17. Moderated by Julian Davis Mortenson, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School.
Hutchins Hall room 100- Honigman Auditorium, 625 S. State Street. Free. [map]

 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  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.

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Transformation Thursdays: Fitness for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for Pilates (Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 25, Nov. 8) and yoga (Oct. 11 & 18, Nov. 1). Also, a discussion of healthy eating (Nov. 15).
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 3:15 & 9:15 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, 6:45, & 9 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.

 3:45 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]

 3:45, 6:30, & 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.

 4 p.m. 

"Love, Gilda": Michigan Theater.

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

 4 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Mandy": State Theatre.

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

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Lecture Series: U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Oct. 11 & 25. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Oct. 11: U-M history professor Katherine French on "Medieval Chests as Ideological Objects." Oct. 25: University of Arizona history professor Fabio Lanza on "Is There a Socialist Everyday? Production and Social Reproduction in Maoist Beijing."
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]

 4 p.m. 

Michigan Private Equity Partnership Conference: Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance.

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The 2018 'boutique' Conference will cover current and emerging topics in the nation's credit markets that pose challenges and new opportunities for those in private equity and institutional investing. More than 200 private equity, investment banking and business professionals from around the United States, as well as from the University of Michigan alumni community, are expected to attend. Saturday, Oct. 13 is game day - Michigan vs. Wisconsin! Football tickets are available for attendees - first-come, first-serve, please contact Mary Nickson.
Michigan League, UM Campus, 911 N. University. $225. 734-615-4424. [map]

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cultural Appropriation: Uh-Oh, No-No, or #appropro?": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Talk by U-M English professor Peter Ho Davies.
4-5:30 p.m., 10th floor Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6330. [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.

 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition": U-M Center for European Studies Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe.

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Talk by University of Bristol (UK) sociology professor Tariq Modood.
5:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]

 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]

 6:15 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.

 6:30 p.m. 

"The Old Man & the Gun": Michigan Theater.

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(David Lowery, 2018). Drama based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, who at age 70 escaped from San Quentin prison and committed a series of heists that confounded authorities. Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Needlepoint Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring needlepoint projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Race to Nowhere": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Vicki Abeles & Jessica Congdon, 2010). Documentary about the stresses K-12 students experience because of standardized tests and pressures to achieve.
6:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200.

 6:45 & 9:15 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]

 7 p.m. 

"Colette": Michigan Theater.

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(Wash Westmoreland, 2018). Biopic about this French author, who rebelled against gender norms after the novels she was coerced to publish under her husband's name were successful. Keira Knightley, Dominic West.
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]

 7 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]

 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 13 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$20 covers the workbook for the entire 13 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103. $20. 734-761-5669. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"American Road Trip": Nicola's Books.

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Seattle writer Patrick Flores-Scott discusses his new YA novel about a high schooler confronted with some hard truths when he and his sister take a road trip with an older brother just returned from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 7-9 p.m. 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Oct. 11: All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.

Oct. 25: Readings by Diane DeCillis, Detroit native whose award-winning 1st book of poems, Strings Attached, was described by Gargoyle Magazine (Washington, D.C.) editor Richard Peabody as a collection of "warm, philosophical poems [which] explore a cultural and emotional terrain similar to the work of Naomi Shihab Nye." Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.

Nov. 8: All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.

Nov. 29: Reading by Zilka Joseph, a local poet whose work is notable for its vividly figured explorations of the natural world. Her latest book, Sharp Blue Search of Flame, is a collection of dark, brooding poems that reflect her Jewish Indian roots and her personal experiences living in Eastern and Western cultures. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.

7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cork Trivet Making Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry demonstrates how to repurpose used wine corks into trivets, key holders, and jewelry holders. Corks provided, or bring your own.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.

 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall into Fall": Ann Arbor Library.

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Kids in grades preK-3 invited to make some fall-themed paper crafts.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m. 


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Oct. 11 & 16. (Shojiro Nishimi & Guillaume Renard, 2017). Dubbed dystopian anime about a young man who starts experiencing strange hallucinations and rage-induced superpowers.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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All invited to read their own poetry or a favorite poem by another writer. Autumn-themed work especially welcome.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Pasek & Paul Live!": Literati Bookstore.

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Tony award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul--both U-M grads--discuss Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, their new novel (co-written with Val Emmich and Steven Levenson) inspired by their hit Broadway musical about a high schooler who's thrust into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy and uses the opportunity to become someone else. Attendees get a raffle ticket for a chance to meet Pasek & Paul after the show.
7 p.m., Rackham. Tickets $22.12 (includes a copy of the book) in advance at 585-5567.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Singing for Comfort": Threshold Choir.

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All invited to join this local choir to sing soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
7-8:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Free. 646-7405, (313) 204-0060. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. This is the last performance until March 2020.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Orchestra Concert: Pioneer High School.

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Jonathan Glawe directs the 4 PHS orchestras in "The Wounded Heart" from Grieg's Two Elegiac Melodies, Mark Revell's contemporary Into the New (recently heard in an LG appliances commercial), the Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's opera Cavalleria Rusticana, Copland's "Hoedown," and other works.
7:30 p.m., PHS, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189, ext. 3. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 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]

 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 and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 316-5500 (Emagine).

 7:30 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]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Sweet Charity": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 11-21. U-M musical theater professor Mark Madama directs musical theater students in Neil Simon's frothy, poignant 1966 musical about a dance hall hostess who dreams about love and marriage but can't seem to find the right gentleman. The many famous songs include "Big Spender" and "If They Could See Me Now."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Veterans for Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert": The Ark.

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Singer-songwriter Chris Buhalis hosts variety of local musicians perform Lennon's songs and other peace-themed songs. With the folk-rock band FUBAR, the local old-time blues-based acoustic trio Midwest Territory Band, the local folk-rock duo Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi, the local alt-country singer-songwriter duo Jud Branam & Kevin Brown, and local singer-songwriters Judy Banker, Rochelle Clark, Aspen Jacobsen, Billy King, John Latini, Dave Roof, Jo Serrapeere, Dick Siegel, Emily Slomovits, and Annie & Rod Capps. A benefit for the Veterans for Peace scholarship fund and the WSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $20. 761-1451. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Ken Evans: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 11-13. Chicago comic with a snappy delivery and a dry, somewhat warped sense of humor who likes to spar with the audience. 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.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in Rossini's witty and sparkling Overture to Semiramide, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini--with pianist (and U-M Concerto Competition winner) Jiyuan Grace Zhang--and Petrouchka, Stravinsky's virtuosic, charming, and kaleidoscopic ballet about 3 puppets. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 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]

 8 p.m. 

"Fools": Concordia University.

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Oct. 11-14. Gerald Dzuiblinski directs Concordia students in Neal Simon's fairy tale about a schoolteacher who lands a job in an idyllic Russian hamlet that has been cursed for 200 years with chronic stupidity.
8 p.m., (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $7). 995-7537. [map]

 9 p.m. 

"First Man": Michigan Theater.

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(Damien Chazelle, 2018). Biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong. Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy.
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]


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Medasin

Stage name of Grant Nelson, an acclaimed electronic music DJ- composer from Dallas. $15. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan O'Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzmeier. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Phil McMillion

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m [venue info]


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