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Calendar of Events

Friday, October 12, 2018

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7:30 a.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]

 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. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [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.-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.  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.  Free! 

Saline Area Senior Center Bookworm Club.

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All seniors invited to discuss Isabel Vincent's novel Dinner with Edward (Sept. 14) and J.D. Vance's Appalachia memoir Hillbilly Elegy (Oct. 12).
10-11:15 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie": Dexter District Library.

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Preschoolers invited to watch this 2005 Winnie-the-Pooh animation. Snacks & drinks.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [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]

 10:30-11:30 a.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.

 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.  Free! 

U-M Investing in Ability 2018.

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Oct. 4 & other dates. This month-long series of events includes a Disability Awareness Symposium (Oct. 4, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Frankel Cardiovascular Center Auditorium, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr.), a panel discussion on "Chronic Fatigue and Related Syndromes" (Oct. 5, 11 a.m., Frankel Auditorium), screening (see listings) of the documentaries Unrest (Oct. 8) and Deej (Oct. 16), a "Dogs on the Diag" service and therapy dog demo (Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Diag), and more. For full schedule, see
Various times & locations. Free. 936-1402.

 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"X: A Novel": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 2 & 9. All invited to discuss this YA novel, a fictionalized account of Malcolm X's early life, co-written by his daughter. Register at the Senior Center for a free copy of the book. Also, potluck discussions (bring a dish to pass) of the book on Oct. 5 & 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Fri. All invited to bring a lunch and participate in a directed craft activity. Oct. 5: "Lovely Little Scenes on Leaves." Oct. 12: "Relaxing Doodling." Oct. 19: "Wonderous Windows." Oct. 26: "Whimsical Word Doodle."
Noon-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.

 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Shanty Boys, Peaveys, and River Hogs - Michigan's Lumbering Days": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Late in the 19th century, Michigan had more millionaires than nearly every other state. The names of those lumber barons are part of Michigan's story: David Whitney, Arthur Hill, Henry Sage, William Atwood, Charles Hackley and Henry Crapo.
Lumber was "green gold", worth more than the gold from California's Gold Rush. The way of life for the lumberjacks or shanty boys as they called themselves was unique to them.
Everything at the lumber camp had a name: widow-maker, Gabriel's horn, river hogs, swampers, skidders, big wheel, log mark, and the most important person, cookee (cook.)
This Study Group led by Rochelle Balkam will be held Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. October 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. [map]

 1:30-3 p.m. 

"Caravans, Cultures, and Chinggis Khan along the Silk Route": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The Silk Route is a collection of pathways that, together, link China to Vienna, Istanbul, Baghdad, and India across the Inner Asian steppe and desert.
During our meetings participants will discuss the Silk Route as a cultural conduit, on the one hand, as the source of empire and technologies on the other, and participants will look at specific examples of cultural dissemination.
The Silk Route has provided some of the most engaging and best written volumes of travel literature. There will be no required readings, but students may enjoy Owen Lattimore's "The Desert Road to Turkestan", from 1928, or the Franciscan William of Rubruck's account of his journey to Karakorum in 1255, where he found a Parisian goldsmith preparing a soft drink dispenser for the Khan.
This Study Group will meet on October 12 and November 2 for 90 minutes and will be led by Rudi Lindner.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $25. 734-998-9351. [map]

 3, 6:30, & 9 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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(Bradley Cooper, 2018). A remake of the iconic tragic story of a film star who helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism damage his career. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 3:15 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]

 3:30, 6, & 8:45 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]

 3:45, 5:45, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Floyd Norman: An Animated Life": UMMA.

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Screening of this documentary about Norman, the first African American animator at Disney, who worked on such films as Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Monsters Inc., and Mulan. Followed by a Q&A with Norman, who, at 80 years old, continues to work as a storyboard artist on the Cartoon Network show Robot Chicken.
4:30-7:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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. 

4th Annual Smoke & Ale Fall Festival: Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.

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A BBQ cookoff that's a qualifying competition recognized by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the world's largest group of barbecue enthusiasts. New this year is the Great Lakes Barbecue Association's Beak to Beak Invitational chicken barbeque competition (Fri.). Also, a Beerfest (Sat., 1-4 p.m.) featuring Michigan ales with brewery reps on hand to chat, the 3rd Annual Cornhole Classic (Sat., noon, $20/team), kids activities, and more. The Friday Night Concert (6-10 p.m.) features live music by local blues and roots band Mo' Easy (6-7:30 p.m.) and at 8 p.m., Bill Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies, a local roots-rock quartet led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack. Saturday's live music lineup includes Indiana-based dulcimer player Sharon Broyles (12:45-1:30 p.m.), the local blues band The BlueRays (2-3:30 p.m.), the Lansing classic R&B and blues quintet Root Doctor (6-7:30 p.m.), and the Detroit R&B-soul group the Metro Soul Band (7-9:30 p.m.). Food vendors.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.) & 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Old Manchester Rd., Chelsea. Tickets $5 (kids age 10 & under, free) in advance at Cash only at the gate. 475-1145.

 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [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]

 6:15 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.

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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Sept. 14: Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson's 2017 drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a 1950s London dressmaker whose life is disrupted by a strong-willed young woman.

Oct. 12: Mary Shelley, Haifaa Al-Mansour's 2017 biopic about Shelley's affair with poet Percy Shelley that inspired her to write Frankenstein.

Nov. 9: TBA.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 7-9 p.m.


"Dear Womanhouse, What Now?": Art Kettle.

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"Dear Womanhouse, What Now?: The Art of Being Female in America Today" features the artwork of 28 women artists in a whole-house installation and performance series to explore contemporary women's lives. This interdisciplinary, multi-generational, and inclusive collaboration has been underway since March 2018, and gives voice to many ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender expressions in southeast Michigan. Hosted by the Art Kettle, 121 West Main Street, Manchester, October 12-November 16. Opening reception October 12, 7-9 pm with a live concert performance by Musique Noire. Tickets $10 available at . For hours and associated events, see the website at Art Kettle is the visual arts partner of Riverfolk Music and Arts.
Art Kettle, 121 West Main Street, Manchester. $10. 7346497225. [map]

 7 & 9:30 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]

 7 p.m. 

"Web of Health: Connections with Environment and Well-Being": Michigan Friends Center Friday night film series.

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Through the film showings and group discussions, we explore the ways in which human health factors are intertwined with our environment and may be supported by nature-centered living conditions. We will seek to bring out representative issues that add new dimensions and pose provocative questions in addition to more familiar topics at the environment/health nexus. Co-sponsored by Transition Town Chelsea.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, Michigan 48118, Chelsea. Donations welcome. 734.475.1892. http// [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Dessa: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This Minneapolis hip-hop MC and spoken-word artist, a favorite of Lin-Manuel Miranda, reads from My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love, her new collection of personal essays highlighted by the story of her quest to get over a broken heart by using brain imaging and a technique called neurofeedback.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Blue Moon Over Memphis": U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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International theater company Theatre Nohgaku performs Deborah Brevoort's 2006 English-language Noh drama about an Elvis fan who makes a pilgrimage to Graceland and ends up meeting the ghost of Elvis. Noh is a traditional Japanese form of musical drama featuring masks, elaborate costumes, stylized gestures, and dance-like movements. A stark meditation on loneliness, the play contains many textual and musical references to 20th-century popular song. The St. Louis Post Dispatch calls it a tender story that "feels as if it's playing out inside your head, like a dream."
7 p.m., Power Center. Free; reservations requested at 764-6307.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Heirloom Apple Tasting": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to sample locally grown apple varieties that were popular in the 18th & 19th centuries.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"We're Doomed. Now What?": Literati Bookstore.

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University of Notre Dame creative writing professor Roy Scranton reads from and discusses his collection of essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Women Investing in Women": iZosh.

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Ferris State University social work professor Jessica Gladden discusses her experience with refugees in Kenya and how microfinance makes a difference in their lives. Followed by a chance to give microloans to women in extreme poverty around the world. All women invited.
7 p.m., Huron Hills, 3150 Glazier Way. Free. [map]

 7:15 p.m. 

"Love, Gilda": Michigan Theater.

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

 7:30 & 9:15 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]

 7:30 p.m. 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Texas caller Joseph Pimentel leads celebratory dances to live music by Childgrove. For experienced dancers.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

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]

 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]

 8 p.m. 

"Sofia Talvik - Americana / Folk with Swedish Roots"

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Sofia Talviks music has a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers. A North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. She is a veteran performer with 6 full length albums who tours both Europe and USA every year. She's seen more states, and more places in the USA than the average american, and she seems to love it.
Her "Far North / Down South" Fall tour 2019 started in Florida, and works it's way trough the American heartland with a stop at Americana Fest in Nashville. The tour then continues all the way up to the border of Canada, over the Upper Peninsula and then back to Florida along the east coast - a round trip of nearly 5000 miles. Most of the concerts will take place in intimate venues, a perfect setting for an evening of heartfelt music and interesting stories about the people and places this European songwriter have met along the road trough the 47 states she's toured trough.
Johnny's Speakeasy, 2923 Dexter Rd. $15. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Arturo Sandoval: The Ark.

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Rare club appearance by this legendary Cuban-born trumpeter who performs fiery, intensely rhythmic "Cubop" with a brassy big-band verve. A New York Times reviewer notes, "Mr. Sandoval's playing is unabashedly spectacular, yet he uses his technique with dramatic finesse."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $45-$65 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Wind Symphony: EMU Music Department.

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Mary Schneider directs this music student ensemble in a program TBA.
8 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.

 8 p.m. 

Idle Moments Project: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local guitarist Alex Anest leads a sextet in a live performance of jazz guitar legend Grant Green's 1965 album, Idle Moments, which critic Steve Huey calls a "languid, seductive gem" containing "some of the finest guitar jazz of the hard bop era." With tenor saxophonist Janelle Reichman, pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist Eric Nachtrab, vibraphonist Peyton Miller, and drummer Gayelynn McKinney.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 (students, $10) at Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [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. 

Melanie: Green Wood Coffee House (First United Methodist Church).

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This folk-rock songstress, who sings in a voice at once raspy and chirpy, is best known for her 1971 novelty hit "Brand New Key." Her repertoire includes covers of the likes of the Beatles, the Stones, and Dylan, along with a large number of upbeat, hook-happy originals. Note: This show is likely to sell out in advance.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $20 in advance at and at the door. 665-8558. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique: University Musical Society.

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John Eliot Gardiner directs this English period-instrument orchestra in Berlioz's groundbreaking 1830 Symphonie Fantastique, a musical telling in 5 movements of the macabre imaginings of an artist who has just poisoned himself with opium out of unrequited love. A recent review in The Guardian (UK) praised the dramatic energy Gardiner brings to the piece, as well as some unusual staging that has 4 harps move during the performance from behind the violins to next to the conductor. Followed by its rarely performed sequel, Lélio, ou Le retour la vie (Lélio, or the Return to Life), with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, tenor Michael Spyres, baritone Ashley Riches, and narration by English actor Simon Callow.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $14-$80 in advance at, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Back to School Special": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Oct. 5 & 12. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs sketches based on audience members' best and worst memories of school (gathered at the beginning of the show). They also do "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 18 & 25, and Jan. 1 Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [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. 

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Oct. 12-28. Joseph Zettelmaier directs Minneapolis-based playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's 2008 comic-horror adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic about a doctor whose experiments on his personality create a murderous double. Told in flashback and using 4 actors (1 of whom is female) to play Mr. Hyde, this version "honors the original, but gives a more complex interpretation of the dual nature of man," notes an Arizona Daily Star reviewer. Cast: David Galido, Julia Garlotte, Michael Herman, Dan Johnson, Alysia Kolascz, and Josie Lapczynski. Not recommended for kids under age 13.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), WCC College Theater, Crane Liberal Arts Building, 4800 E. Huron River. Tickets $12 in advance at, $15 at the door. 926-5346. [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]

 8 p.m. 

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

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

 8 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]

 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tessa & Jordan Duo

South Lyon duo whose eclectic repertoire includes 1930s blues, classic rock, and Americana covers. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Mustard Plug

High-energy, theatrical postpunk ska by this popular Grand Rapids ensemble that's been a Blind Pig favorite for more than 25 years. Openers: Elvis Hitler, a veteran Detroit psychobilly band fronted by singer-songwriter Jim Leedy, and The Abruptors, a Buffalo ska-soul septet. $12 ($14 at the door). [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Dance Party"

Dance Party with a DJ. Proceeds benefit a charity TBA. [venue info]

Common Cup: Yung Denny

Local singer-songwriter whose music blends elements of traditional and outlaw country with pop, indie, rock and blues. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Common Cup: Yung Denny

Local singer-songwriter whose music blends elements of traditional and outlaw country with pop, indie, rock and blues. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Terry Birkett

Longtime Livonia Americana guitarist and songwriter. Tonight he is joined by various musical friends TBA. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat

Detroit-area pop dance band. [venue info]

Live: The Stomp Rockets The Stomp Rockets

Garage-rock quartet led by vocalist Dan Mulholland, the former leader of the Watusis, the Vibratrons, and several other great local rock 'n' roll bands. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Rootstand

Veteran local band whose music blends bluegrass, blues, reggae, and Celtic folk idioms and instrumentation. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Jim Smith

Local country-folk singer-songwriter whose influences include Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Shannon Lee

Versatile Ypsilanti Americana country-folk singer-songwriter best known as a vocalist with Hullabaloo, 8-10 p.m. [venue info]


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