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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 14, 2018






 
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 10 a.m. 

"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.

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Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Free/Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class features our newest graduates of MTY. They will be teaching a Free/Donation Yoga class on Sundays from 10-11am. They will be alternating weeks, gaining experience teaching, and giving you exposure to these new teachers and their teaching styles. Please come to support them when you are able!
These classes are a combination of flow and holding postures. The studio will be heated between 80-85 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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



 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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


 11 a.m. 

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

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



 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Religion in the Age of Technology: Of Morals and Machines": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Yazaki (Canton) electronics project manager Larry Engelhardt, of chapter 1 of Noreen Herzfeld's 2009 book Technology and Religion.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11:10 a.m.  Free! 

"What's on your 2018 State ballot?": Contemporary Issues Committee, First Congregational Church.

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Presentation by Margaret Leary, League of Women Voters & Librarian Emerita, UM Law School on the content and implications of the choices on the November ballot.
First Congregational Church, 608 E. William St. Free. 734-662-1679. fccannarbor.org [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Insect ID Day: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Identifying insects from the water ways can help us figure out what the water quality is within different sections of the Huron River Watershed.
Find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River. At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to last years and others. This identification process takes about two hours. (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)
To sign up, follow the link below.
At the HRWC offices in the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, 48104. Free. Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org https://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/id-day/ [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

Pioneer Day: Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Docent-led tours of the farmhouse and outbuildings on this 19th-century homestead, with spinning, quilting, dressmaking, and weaving demos. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, a chance to try stilt walking, outdoor games, a craft sale, and sales of farm goods, jams, preserves, apple butter, and snacks.
Noon-5 p.m., Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254.


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Hallow-Harvest Festival": Cobblestone Farm Association.

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A living history festival with a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt at the farmhouse, animal barn, and log cabin. With cooking and craft demos, traditional and vintage lawn & house games, and a chance to visit the barnyard animals. Halloween costume contest with prizes; tours led by costumed interpreters of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse.
Noon-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard (next to Buhr Park). $2 (family, $5; seniors, $1.50; kids 4 & up, $1; kids age 3 & under, free). 794-7120. [map]


 Noon & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Insect ID Day": Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to help identify the macroinvertebrates gleaned during the Sept. 29 "River Roundup." Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Noon-2 p.m. & 2-4 p.m. (choose one session), NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Preregistration required by Oct. 7 at hrwc.org/volunteer/id-day/. jfrenzel@hrwc.org; 769-5123. [map]


 Noon-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]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

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

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


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Trick or Treat on the River": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle Gallup Pond to enjoy the fall colors and gather candy from costumed characters at stops along the way. Paddlers encouraged to come in costume. Kids under age 1 not allowed. Rain date: Oct. 21.
Noon-5 p.m., Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. $20 per boat. 794-6240. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Your Own Flip-Book Animation": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Art project for kids in grades 2-8.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Writing Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oct. 14 & 28. U-M Zell Fellow Rebecca Fortes helps participants in grades 6-12 hone their creative writing skills. Each session focuses on a different skill. Snacks provided.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Costume Creation Techniques and Demos": Maker Works.

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Learn techniques to improve your costume creation skills such as digitally designing your costume, prototyping your design, and using EVA foam. Explore options such as laser cutting, vacuum forming, and machine embroidery to create professional quality costumes.Please register at https://www.maker-works.com/events/2018/10/14/costume-creation-presentation (This event is $5 to non-members, free to Maker Works members.)
Topics Tim Tsai will cover:
- Working with EVA foam using basic hand tools, including cutting, beveling, gluing, seam sealing, finishing, and painting.
- Attaching straps and buckles to EVA foam costume.
- Creating digital patterns from photographs and 3D models, then using tools like the laser cutter to fabricate costume parts.
- Techniques to stop making costly mistakes and avoid wasting materials and time.
- How to use Maker Works tools to create professional quality costumes.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com maker-works.com [map]



 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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


 1 p.m. 

Okee Dokee Brothers: The Ark.

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Family concert by this 4-time Parents' Choice-winning Americana singer-songwriter duo from Denver whose music celebrates their passion for the outdoors, from rafting down their neighborhood creek to hiking through the Rockies.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 (kids 12 & under, $12) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey.

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Sept. 7: Pacific. 7 p.m.

Sept. 9: Monmouth. Noon.

Sept. 14: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: CMU. 2 p.m.

Sept. 28: Northwestern. 5 p.m.

Sept. 30: Indiana. 1 p.m.

Oct. 14: Ball State. 1 p.m.

Oct. 21: Ohio State. Noon.

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Various times, Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"An Afternoon with Ninja Brian": Ann Arbor District Library.

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YouTube comedian/musician Brian Wecht, a member of the bands Ninja Sex Party and Starbomb, discusses nerd culture, his former career as a theoretical physicist (he spent a year researching at U-M), his focus on his music career, and other topics. Q&A.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Costume Creation Presentation": Maker Works.

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Maker Works members demonstrate various ways to improve costume-making skills, such as making a prototype, using digital tools, laser cutting, and more.
1-3 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (members, free). Preregistration required at makerworks.com/events/2018/10/14/costume-creation-presentation. 222-4911. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Sat., there's a midday "Animal Naptime" break whenever the animals get tired.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Map Madness": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6 & up invited to use decoupage techniques to turn old maps into a decorative keepsake box.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Pumpkin Carving Party": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts.
1 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Seed Swap & Skill Share: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike to demonstrate native prairie seed collection. Gardeners invited to exchange seeds, plants, tree seedlings, bulbs, and tubers. Rare and unusual seeds and plants available.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park Platt Rd. pavilion. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Sumkali: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Sumkali is a diverse music group made up of members from North and South India and the American Midwest. For over a decade Sumkali has created, collaborated and performed with musicians from India and the USA to create music with a truly global appeal. They mix the traditions of Northern and Southern Indian classical and folk music, infusing their compositions with jazz, flamenco, and funk influences.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

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

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


 2-3 p.m. 

"Animal Acoustics": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Representatives from Howell Nature Center present an interactive program with live animals exploring how animals use vocalizations for survival.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond Borders: Global Africa": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of works made in Africa, Europe, and the U.S. from the 19th century to today that demonstrates the international scope and reach of art from Africa and the African diaspora.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Candy Construction": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades preK-5 invited to build a construction project with toothpicks and candy.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 & 5 p.m. 

"Disney in Concert: Around the World": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in a family-friendly concert of music from Disney films. Costumes encouraged. Performances are preceded (at 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., respectively) by kids activities in the lobby.
2 & 5 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $20 & $35 (kids, $10) in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 2 p.m. 

"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 pennyseats.org, $15 at the door. 926-5346. [map]


 2 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]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 14 & 17. Frank Capra's classic 1939 drama starring Jimmy Stewart as a young idealist who battles corruption in the U.S. Senate.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2 p.m. 

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

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


 2 p.m. 

"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]


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games in the AADL collection, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2:45, 5:45, & 8:45 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.


 2:45, 5:45, & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Get Out the Vote Kickoff": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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The Washtenaw Dems are fired up and ready to turn out democratic votes across Washtenaw County. Help us to launch these efforts in Ypsilanti.
Join Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Representative Ronnie Peterson, County Commissioner Ricky Jefferson, and Ypsilanti Township Trustees Monica Ross-Williams and Jimmie Wilson, Jr. for a GOTV kick-off event!
Ypsi Democratic headquarters, 418 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5327, Ypsilanti. Free. info@washtenawdems.org http://washtenawdems.org [map]



 3, 6, & 9:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

The Merling Trio: Chelsea First United Methodist Church.

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This trio, currently WMU artists-in-residence, plays classical works as well pieces from The Great American Songbook, its new CD of arrangements of Gershwin, Ellington, Mancini, and others. With violinist Renata Artman Knific, cellist Bruce Uchimura, and pianist Susan Wiersma Uchimura.
3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]


 3, 6, & 9:15 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.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 3:15, 6:15, & 9 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:30 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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to read 2 modern continuations of popular murder mystery series, both authorized by the original writers' estates: Sophie Hannah's Poirot novel, Monogram Murders, and Anthony Horowitz's Sherlock Holmes novel, House of Silk.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

"Chefs in the Garden": Growing Hope.

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Come experience the magic of our Urban Farm while enjoying a meal specially prepared for you on site by a guest chef. This three part dinner series features well known local culinary talent.
For our September 16 dinner, Mike Murabito (Ma Lou's, Ypsilanti) and Andrew Stevick (Loomi, Ann Arbor) have agreed to team up to build a one of a kind latin fusion menu.
For our September 30 dinner, Sean Marshall (Prime and Proper, Detroit) is taking the reigns and we can not wait to divulge the details of his menu.
For our October dinner, Chef Brandon from Grange Kitchen & Bar has agreed to fascinate our taste buds once again. And to round off this incredible evening, Sweet Heather Anne will be serving up some mouth-watering desserts.
This is truly a one of a kind experience, not to be missed! A lovely selection of beer, wine and cocktails to be carefully paired with each meal will be graciously donated by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse.
Growing Hope Urban Farm, 922 W. Michigan AVe, Ypsilanti. Donation. $75. 7347868401. elizabeth@growinghope.net growinghope.net [map]
 


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. 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. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Dinner prepared by Grange Kitchen & Bar chef Brandon Johns. Sweet Heather Anne desserts. Beer, wine, and cocktails.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $75 in advance at a2tix.com. 786-8401. [map]
 


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"11th Annual Pie Lovers Unite!": Slow Food Huron Valley.

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Tastings of homemade pies. Also, pie walks, a pie contest with prizes, a "Pie-Ku" poetry recital, music, and more. Bring your own plate & utensils.
5:30-7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m. for those bringing pie), Ladies Literary Club, 218 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $12.56 (free for those who bring a pie and for kids age 10 & under) in advance at a2tix.com/events/11th-annual-pie-lovers-unite; $15 at the door. slowfoodhuronvalley.com/events-1. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Debate Watch Party- Stabenow and James": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Republican opponent, John James, have agreed to two televised debates before November's election, the first time Michigan voters will be able to watch a Senatorial campaign debate in 10 years. Monday's debate is scheduled for 6 pm. Doors open 5:30.
Session Room, 3685 Jackson Road. Free. info@washtenawdems.org https://www.washtenawdems.org/ [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 6:30 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.


 7 p.m. 

Royal Wood: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Acclaimed Canadian pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his finely crafted songs. He has a new album, Ever After the Farewell.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com/events/2018-10-14-Royal-Wood/tickets. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]
 


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Oct. 14 & 28. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Oct. 21, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic: The Ark.

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Nationally renowned ensemble of Saline high school students with an energetic, polished stage show whose repertoire includes music, song, and dance from the traditions of American folk fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, Western swing, and Celtic music.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Sept. 22, 28, & 29; every Fri.-Sun. in Oct.; & Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Also, Splattertown paintball shooting at costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]


 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]


 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio

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

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

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

Old Town: Midwest Territory Band Rollie Tussing

Local acoustic trio led by blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing. With bassist Serge van der Voo and percussionist Jim Carey. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

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

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

 
 


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