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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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Oct. 20 & 21. Large show and sale of antiques, jewelry, paintings, industrial design, vintage items, folk art, repurposed items, and more. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). 678-0173. [map]

 8-10 a.m.  Free! 

"Chickadees and Woodpeckers and Cardinals, Oh My!": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A hike to look for common birds.
8-10 a.m., Park Lyndon South, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 9 a.m. 

"Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Workshop and Retreat": Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.

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This workshop presentation is designed for both mental health professionals as well as those who have experienced trauma and want to engage with a healing meditative path that fosters wisdom and self-compassion. The workshop will include didactic and experiential learning opportunities. Location for workshop: Pierpont Commons (U-M North Campus), 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
The retreat, Sunday,Oct. 21 from 9am to 4pm, will focus on practicing trauma-informed mindfulness and self-compassion meditations, drawn from both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses. This is a day to explore a variety of meditations, including mindful movement, and to rest in the safety of a welcoming and compassionate group. Location for retreat: Dawn Farm Barn, 6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48917.
CEs mental health professionals incl nurses. Register for one or both days! Early Bird (by Oct 12) and student pricing available.
Pierpoint Commons Uof M North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $150 early until 10/12 $175 after. [map]

 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Community Forum": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss issues affecting the City of Chelsea as well as Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan Townships. Topics chosen by those in attendance.
9-10 a.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Oct. 13 & 20. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Oct. 13), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Oct. 20), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email., 647-8528. [map]

 9-11 a.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Sept. 15, 22, & 29 and Oct. 6 & 27 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.


Sept. 22 (9-10:30 a.m.): "Hike Around Mill Lake." A 3-mile guided hike through oak-hickory forest, wetlands, and the historic Mill Lake camp.


Oct. 6 & 13 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided.


Oct. 20 (9-11 a.m.): "Hike to Hickory Hills." A 5-mile hike over rugged terrain that follows glacial topography through an old golf course, beside Crooked Lake, and along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


Nov. 10 (11 a.m.-noon): "Call of the Wild." Talk on how animals communicate. Also, participants practice talking to Michigan wildlife with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals.


Nov. 10 (1-2 p.m.): "Camouflage Games." All invited to bring their favorite camo gear prepared to compete for prizes.

Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.

 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Rummage Sale: St. Andrew's United Church of Christ.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Sale of various gently used items.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sat.), St. Andrew's, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8610. [map]

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Privacy, Safe Surfing, Blocking Ads": MacTechnics.

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Group members discuss how to find and set up resources for protecting yourself online. The program begins with a Q&A 9-11 a.m. for Mac questions of any kind.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. [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. 

"Mind, Body Retreat": Community Education & Recreation (Rec & Ed).

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Take some time to rejuvenate, reflect, and refresh this fall in this half day retreat! Join us for yoga, walking meditation, aromatherapy and wellness activities both indoors and outdoors. Activities are suitable for all levels. Leave this retreat with simple practices to incorporate in your daily life. Please wear comfortable clothing for yoga and dress to be outside for part of the day (weather permitting). Light snacks are provided. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, and we encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. Option to enroll with lunch or bring your own. Instructors: Sandra Berman, Chelsea Cendrowski, Victoria Cendrowski. Pre-registration is required: go to for more info and to register online.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti. $81 (with lunch), $69 without lunch. 734-994-2300 ext. 53203. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Workshop: Build a Kastle Synthesizer": TinkerTech.

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Synthesis - /ˈsinTHəsəs/: the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole.
Become a musical alchemist by creating your own synthesizer. Forge simple signals and waves in your electronic cauldron to create techno gold.
This workshop will include an introduction to the principles of synthesis, build time for creating your synthesizer, plus guided experimentation and oscilloscope analysis of your synthesized sounds.
The workshop is 5 hours, but is conducted as a morning and afternoon session with a 1 hour break for lunch, so make sure you're available all the way from 10am till 4pm. Ages 14 and up are welcome.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $160. 7347078019. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

10th Annual Glass Pumpkin Fest: The Glass Academy.

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Oct. 20 & 21. This family-friendly street fair features a show and sale of glass pumpkins and live glass-blowing demos.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ann St. between Main & Fourth Ave. Free admission. (313) 220-6035.

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"10th Annual Crafting with Grace": New Grace Apostolic Temple.

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Juried arts & crafts show featuring 60 artisans from around the country. Also, kids craft activities and face painting. Bake sale. Food available. Door prizes.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., New Grace, 2898 Packard. $2 admission (kids under 12, free). No strollers. 368-8897. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Fireside Storytime": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Fall-themed stories for kids ages 3-8, accompanied by a parent. Followed by a hike. Siblings welcome. Campfire popcorn & hot cider. Bring a blanket to sit on.
10 a.m.-noon, Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10)., 276-2514. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: spheres & slides.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Recycled Lantern Light for a Spooky Night": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to make a Halloween-themed recycled-glass lantern.
10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch. Free. 761-3186. [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 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"West Side Neighborhood Art Hop."

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The homes and studios of several west-side artists are open for a show and sale of their art and craft items. Live music at some venues.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., venues and map available at Free admission. 757-3717.

 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Archaeology Day at Gordon Hall": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Have you ever wanted to visit an archaeological dig? Now you don't have to travel to exotic locales. Just join us at Gordon Hall in Dexter for a public Archaeology Day on Saturday October 20, International Archaeology Day. University of Michigan students will share their methods and their discoveries as they dig 5 survey pits around the grounds of Gordon Hall. They hope to discover and document artifacts that will illuminate the lives of the people who have lived there, from the time the house was built in 1843 to the present. Docents from the Dexter Area Historical Society will be on hand to talk about the history of Gordon Hall and its inhabitants Kids are welcome and encouraged. Free. Saturday October 20, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI. Free onsite parking. For more information call 734-426-2519, or visit our website at or Facebook page:
Historic Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road, at the corner of Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Dexter. Free. 7344765232. [map]

 11 a.m.-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]

 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. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]

 11 a.m. 

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

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

 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Global Africa": UMMA.

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Zimbabwean artist Masimba Hwati leads a tour of the current exhibit of African art and helps participants make art inspired by the collection. For families with kids age 6 & up.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Preregistration required at 764-0395. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Frog and Toad": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater presents its adaptation of Arnold Lobel's humorous, compassionate stories about these animal friends who stick together through thick and thin. All ages welcome. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language.
11 a.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Salute to the Mitten!": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Representatives from MI-based companies, including Carhartt, Stormy Kromer, Michigan Maple Block, Dixboro Syrup, and others show and discuss their products. Also, local designer-seamstress Sheri Dufek demonstrates how she creates coats and jackets from Pendleton wool blankets. Samples & door prizes.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]

 Noon-9:30 p.m. 

22nd Annual Edgefest: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Oct. 17-20. DownBeat lists this annual festival as one of the world's 50 top jazz/avant music festivals. This year's focus is on Chicago musicians. The festival includes 16 different shows over 4 days, free "Fringe at the Edge" shows (see 16 Tuesday listing), and a parade Oct. 20 (see listing). The lineup is subject to change; see for updates. Today: Edgefest Parade (noon). All invited to bring any sort of instrument (including bells and whistles) and tag along in this quirky annual parade (meet at 11:30 a.m. at KCH to join). Myra Melford (2 p.m.), a highly acclaimed jazz composer-pianist known for a ethereal avant-garde sensibility that incorporates the earthy, organic sounds of blues. Tim Haldeman Quartet (3 p.m.), a blues- and bebop-based jazz ensemble led by local saxophonist Haldeman. With bassists Tim Flood and Will McEvoy and drummer Dave Hurley. Tiger Trio (4 p.m.), an international ensemble of French bassist JoŽlle Léandre and flutist Nicole Mitchell and pianist Myra Melford--both California-based musicians with Chicago roots. All About Jazz critic John Sharpe praises their new album, Unleashed, for astonishing musicianship and "color, drama and invention." Rempis/Abrams/Ra+Baker (5 p.m.), a quartet of veteran Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis, pianist and electronics player Jim Baker, bassist Joshua Abrams, and drummer Avreeayl Ra. Their 2016 free jazz album Perihelion was praised by the Free Jazz Collective as "achingly gorgeous, fierce as hell." JoŽlle Léandre (6 p.m.), a French double bassist and vocalist who's well known as a free improvisation master. Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary Project (8:30 p.m.; Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave.), a large ensemble led by Art Ensemble of Chicago founder Roscoe Mitchell. They pay tribute to the original quartet, renowned for its integration of musical styles that span the history of jazz and group improvisation.
Noon-9:30 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House (except as noted on Oct. 20), 415 N. Fourth Ave. Individual show tickets $10-$30 (students, $5; $160-$310 Edgepasses include admission to all shows) in advance at and (if available) at the door. 769-2999. [map]

 12-6 p.m.  Free! 

Clay Gallery on Exhibit @ Yourist Studio Gallery: Clay Gallery/Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Remember the Clay Gallery that you knew and loved? Celebrate its return at Yourist Studio Gallery in a special Clay Gallery on Exhibit pop-up show beginning October 16.
Opening Reception
Friday, October 19
5:00 to 8:00 pm
The exhibit runs from
October 16-November 16
Reconnect with your favorite Clay Gallery artists and discover an outstanding selection of their latest works, from beautiful functional ware like plates, bowls, cups, and teapots to stunning decorative works like animal figures, tiles, sculptures, and wall pieces.
"We are excited to share the many pathways each of us has been exploring in clay since the closing
of our 30 year cooperative gallery in Downtown Ann Arbor."
Participating Clay Gallery artists include Royce Disbrow, Craig Hinshaw, Shirley Knudsvig, Yiu-Keung Lee, Brigit Macomber, Susanne Stephenson, Kris Stewart, Joe Szutz, Debbie Thompson, Shirley White-Black, and Donna Williams.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"Samson et Dalila": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 20 & 24. Live broadcast (Oct. 20) and rebroadcast (Oct. 24) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Saint-SaŽns' opera based on the biblical story of Samson and Delilah. Notable for Delilah's arias "Printemps qui commence" ("Spring begins") and "Mon coeur s'ouvre ŗ ta voix" ("My heart opens itself to your voice"). French, subtitles. Note: The Oct. 24 show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 20) & 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 24), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$25 in advance at 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Autumn Car Race": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-3 invited to build a racecar out of a cardboard tube.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.

 2 p.m. 

Cyclo-Cross Bike Race: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Cyclists invited to race on a 1.5-mile loop, mostly on grass, through Vets Park. Awards.
2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson Ave. $30 in advance at 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Slime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to make some sticky, gooey slime using common ingredients.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Oct. 20 & 27. Docent-led themed tours of the museum, including "Law & Order in the Ancient World" (Oct. 20) and "Haunted History" (Oct. 27).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Pennsylvania-based business consultant Lisa Kohn reads from her memoir about her 1970s childhood, which she spent split between two parents: her mother, a member of the Unification Church ("Moonie") cult, and a father who lived in a squalid NYC neighborhood.
2-4 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

 2:30 & 8:30 p.m. 

"Lizzie": State Theatre.

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(Craig William Macneill, 2018). Psychological thriller about the infamous Borden murders that posits that Lizzie Borden had an affair with the family's Irish maid. Kristen Steward, ChloŽ Sevigny.
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.

 2:45, 6, 9, & 11:30 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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

 3, 6:15, & 9:15 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, 6, & 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]

 3 & 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]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Wine & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Dec. 8 & 28. Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of cheese-friendly wines and artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
3-5 p.m. (5-7 p.m. Dec. 28), Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 3:15, 5:45, 8:45, & 11:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:15, 6:15, & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30 p.m. 

"Tool Zoo": Maker Works.

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Members lead a tour of the shop and demonstrate tools, from a 3-D printer to a pewter casting machine and a plasma steel cutter. Demo pieces available to take home. Kids must be accompanied by a parent.
4:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (family, $8). Preregistration required at 222-4911. [map]

 5:30 & 11:15 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.

 5:30-10 p.m. 

"Parents Night Out: Whooooo's There?": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Kids in grades K-6 invited to interact with the center's resident owls and other nocturnal hunters. Also, a Panera PB&J or turkey sandwich and a late-night popcorn snack. Activities held outdoors as much as possible, so kids should come dressed for the weather.
5:30-10 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $30 (Members, $25) per child. 997-1553. [map]

 6-11 p.m. 

Oktoberfest Dinner/Dance: Greater Beneficial Union Chapter 630.

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Traditional German food, including knackwurst, bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, bread and butter, and home-baked cakes with coffee. Beer, wine, & pop. Also, drinking song sing-alongs, dancing to German music by the Encore Band, and a performance by the German dance troupe Almrausch Schuhplattlers.
6-11 p.m., Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium. $30. Reservations required by Oct. 18. 913-9371, 954-0057. [map]

 6-8 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Discussion & tastings of the 7 major varieties of cheese, with bread and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 6 p.m. 

"Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Family-friendly Halloween celebration with pumpkin painting, a jack-o'-lantern walk, lantern building, and a lantern parade. Cider & donuts.
Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $14.50; metered parking. Reservations required at or 647-7600. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"She Loves Me": EMU Theatre Department.

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Oct. 19-21 & 25-28. EMU drama professor Phil Simmons directs EMU drama students in Joe Masteroff's charming 1963 musical set in a perfume shop in pre-WWII Budapest. The action centers on 2 employees, Georg and Amalia, bitter foes in the workplace who are unwitting pen pals in a romantic correspondence. Adapted from Miklos Laszlo's Parfumerie, best known through Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 film classic The Shop Around the Corner. With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 27), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at and by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hämmerklavier and Klavier ohne Hämmer: A Celebration of Beethoven and Debussy": U-M School of Music.

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Lecture-concert by renowned Korean pianist Hie-Yon Choi.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch" by Shem Bitterman Michigan Premiere: Theatre Nova.

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"Extraordinary art must be tamed," says reclusive genius Simon Grindberg, the world's most illustrious children's book writer. But, holed up in a remote cabin with his next masterpiece a decade overdue, it's not clear who is the master and who is the servant. When Peter Chandler, a starving artist with his own literary aspirations, is hired to help "The Great Man" finish his overdue book, an unlikely friendship ensues, secrets are revealed, and the lines of reality begin to blur. Ultimately, both men must face the terrifying beast dwelling in the dark forest, in a struggle for their artistry, their sanity, and their souls. Directed by Nancy Kammer, The Stone Witch features Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, and Diane Hill.
Theatre NOVA, 410 w Huron. $22, Pay-What-You-Can available. 7346358450. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Haunted House- the Show!: Ring of Steel Action Theatre.

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Amazing feats of fire manipulation! Twisted, tragic, terrible tales! Spooky, scary skeletons!
Ring of Steel Action Theatre presents their fourth annual Haunted House- the Show! It's got all the appeal of a haunted house without any of the walking. Enjoy the trials and tribulations of skeletons, demon hunters, zombies, millenials, and more from the comfort of your chair. Cider, donuts, and candy will be available for your refreshment and your dentist's job security.
This show is "rated" PG-13 for some loud noises, flashing lights, the occasional expletive, a bit of gore, terrible dancing, some intense scenes, and nerdy humor.
Tickets are $5 on pre-sale. There's only 50 seats available each night (unassigned seating), and all remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $5. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: University Musical Society.

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Oct. 19 & 20 (different programs). This widely respected Chicago-based modern dance troupe performs two separate programs featuring top contemporary choreographers. Oct. 19: Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin's Decadence/Chicago, a career-spanning retrospective showcasing Gaga, a movement style he developed emphasizing delicate gestures and clarity of form that continues to characterize Israeli contemporary dance. Oct. 20: There Was Nothing, a new work by the West Coast-based art and activism organization Movement Art Is, and For All Its Fury, a new piece by Emma Portner, a Canadian choreographer whose "intricate, gestural work requires the coiled energy of a large predator," says a Dance Spirit magazine reviewer. With live accompaniment by Grammy-winning Chicago-based quartet Third Coast Percussion.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $40-$66 in advance at, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Kristin Key: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 18-20. This Texas comic, who first gained national attention as a contestant on Last Comic Standing, is known for blending improvisation and physical comedy with winningly self-deprecating observational humor. Her act also features comic songs accompanied by guitar. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $13 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Oct. 6 & 20. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas every Monday (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., $5) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $10 (members, $5). [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Waldemar Bastos: The Ark.

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A 64-year-old Angolan singer-songwriter whose music blends Afropop, Portuguese fado, and Brazilian influences.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Black Cat Cabaret": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Kristin Danko directs an ensemble of local singer-actors in a varied program of Halloween-themed songs, an eclectic mix of standards, Broadway tunes, and contemporary pop. Costume contest.
8 p.m., Bona Sera, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $12 (students, $7), $15 at the door., 657-2337. [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. 

"Haunted House: The Show!": Ring of Steel Action Theatre.

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Oct. 19 & 20. This local theater company performs its annual show of fire dancing, stunts, and nerdy humor with a bit of gore. Cider, donuts, & candy. Note: The show uses loud noises and flashing lights and is "rated" PG-13.
8 p.m., Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity (just north of Ellsworth west of Stone School Rd.). $5 in advance at and (if available) at the door. [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]

 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Nancy Kammer directs the Michigan premiere of NYC-based playwright Shem Bitterman's 2016 drama about a starry-eyed young writer commissioned to coax a new book out of his hero, an aged children's book illustrator who has toiled so long on a deeply personal tale called "The Stone Witch" that he has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Cast: Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, & Diane Hill.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 9 p.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Oct. 6 & 20. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown Harrington Brown

Local gypsy swing guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. Photo: Adrian Wylie. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Captain Ivory Captain Ivory

Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet-now based in Nashville-whose influences range from Muddy Waters to Led Zeppelin to Radiohead and Jack White. Opener: Black Irish, a Detroit blues-rock quartet. $10-$13. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: "Tom Petty Tribute."

With several local bands. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [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]

Guy Hollerin's: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio Steve Nardella

Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Persuasion

Versatile Detroit R&B dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Act Casual

Local rock, blues, and funk quintet. Opener: The Rupple Brothers, a Saginaw-area acoustic pop-folk trio with an air of psychedelia. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Durable

Local quintet that plays 60s-80s rock classics, along with some originals. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: James Henes

Local acoustic rock singer-songwriter. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Ukulele Kings

Local all-ukulele ensemble that play a variety of folk, rock, blues, and reggae songs. [venue info]


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