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Calendar of Events

Friday, October 26, 2018

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 6:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Calling Undercover Superheroes: Complimentary Life Coaching Sessions!": Breakthrough Coaching.

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You're on the verge of a breakthrough, but you've been holding back. You know there's more to life than how you're living, but you don't know where to start.
I can help you:
* Clarify your vision
* Identify blind spots
* Troubleshoot challenges as they arise
* Build in the support you need to anchor sustainable change
I work with undercover superheroes who feel they've been holding back and want to unleash their power and creativity. Are you ready?
Sign up for a complimentary 45-minute Breakthrough Coaching session (in person or on the phone) Monday 10/22 through Friday 10/26!
For more information on Breakthrough Coaching, visit
Call (734) 707-7477 or email to schedule your complimentary session.
Sun Shen, 2452 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. (734) 707-7477. [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]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Perspectives on Contemporary Korea 2018: Religion, Politics, and Happiness in Korea": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Oct. 26 & 27. 2-day conference with talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1010 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [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.  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]

 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 a.m.  Free! 

Flu Shot Clinic: Dexter District Library.

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On Friday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, the Library will host a Flu Shot Clinic. The Dexter Pharmacy will visit the Library to provide flu shots, no appointments are necessary. Be sure to bring your insurance information. The Pharmacy will process insurance on site and follow up with any billing. The Clinic will take place in the Library's Lower Level Meeting Rooms.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 7344264477. [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. & 12:30 p.m. 

"A Honey Pot of Pooh Stories": Wild Swan Theater.

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Oct. 25-27. This award-winning local children's theater presents its adaptation of some of A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories about a lovable teddy bear, his endless search for honey, and his stuffed animal pals who live in the Hundred Acre Wood. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language, and audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Suitable for kids in grades PreK-2. Note: The Sat. show is preceded and followed by crafts and bee-related activities led by members of the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $10) in advance at & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 995-0530. [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.

 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]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Decolonizing European History at the Museum": U-M German Department.

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Illustrated talk by Georgetown University German professor Katrin Sieg about the ways several recent exhibitions have treated Germany's colonial past.
2-4 p.m., 3308 MLB, 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-8018. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Mothering Across Borders and the Children Left Behind": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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University of Minnesota gender, women, and sexuality studies professor Lorena Muñoz discusses Zimbabwean and Mexican immigrant female domestic workers in Johannesburg and San Diego.
2 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Falling in Love with Love Poetry: OLLI Study Group"

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Together we will read and enjoy love poems from the ancient world to the present. Readings will include poetry by canonical authors such as Ovid, Shakespeare, and Keats, as well as women, writers of color, queer writers and non-English writers in translation.
Each week we will discuss between 10-20 short poems, which will be disseminated in a packet the first meeting. The last session will be reserved for you to bring in your favorite love poems or share your own creative writing.
This study group will meet Fridays, 3-5, from October 26 - December 7. Instructor Margo Kolenda is a PhD Candidate in the English Department at UM.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $40. 734-998-9351. [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]

 3:15, 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]

 3:30, 6:30, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:45 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]

 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Calligraphy": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Confucius Institute associate director Sheng Xiwen guides attendees in drawing traditional Chinese characters. No experience necessary.
4-6 p.m. Confucius Institute, 715 N. University. Free; registration required at 764-8888. [map]

 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]

 4:15, 7 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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

 5 p.m.  Free! 

After Hours Games: Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to play the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Pizza.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 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 p.m. 

"3rd Annual Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Tournament": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to compete on a 24-hole disc golf course lit by glow sticks. Discs provided. Awards for the top 20% of players in each of 11 divisions.
5 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $30 in advance at (registration fee includes park entry fee). 449-4437. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"African Art in Museums: Ethical Quandaries": UMMA.

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Panel discussion with African Art historian Ray Silverman and curators, activists, and scholars Nii Quarcoopome (DIA), Sylvester Ogbechie (University of California), and Monica Udvardy (University of Kentucky).
6 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 6:15 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.

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese Style Series: Good as Gouda!": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer taste samples of domestic and imported goudas, paired with other foods.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m. 

"Den of Darkness Haunted Hallway": Pittsfield Township Parks & Rec.

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Kids invited to walk through the community center's decorated hallway and listen to AADL storytellers read Halloween stories. Crafts, doughnuts & cider, costume contest, and candy bags.
6:30-8 p.m., Pittsfield Township Community Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. $7 (Pittsfield Twp. residents, $5). Register by Oct. 24. 822-2120. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike-in": Bike-in Ann Arbor.

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Join us for Bike-in! Monthly slow bike rides throughout Ann Arbor for everyone. Last Friday of the month. Post-ride fun with friends, neighbors, and visitors around the community.

Each ride we will begin at the Farmer's Market in Kerrytown at 7pm and wrap up by "biking-in" to a post-ride time together at a local establishment, green space, or other friendly host setting (i.e. Bike-in :: Movie (outdoor), Parlor (ice cream), Picnic (potluck), Garden (beer garden), etc.). Rides will be open and friendly to all. For gathering information, times, locations, riding routes, weather updates, etc. like/follow/visit us on Facebook at @bikeinannarbor. Please practice safe riding and abide by all legal riding rules at all times, especially while riding with a Bike-in community. Be sure to provide your own helmet, riding lights, and other appropriate accessories. Ride safe, be friendly, have fun!
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Joo Won Park: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Electronic music by this WSU music technology professor, who makes digitally processed sounds using objects like toys, consumer electronics, kitchen tools, and vegetables to create his works.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m.  Free! 


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In the weeks leading up to the event, community members of all ages are invited to participate in FREE creative workshops to make luminaries and costumes for the event, co-hosted by local artists, businesses, and organizations. GLOWorkshop dates/ times TBD.
Local artists also activate downtown storefronts with installations, showing just how vibrant downtown Ypsilanti can be. Several of these windows come to life during the event, along with over a dozen other multi-media projects, like video projections, giant luminaries, performance art, live painting, shadow puppets, chalk muralists, and laser shows.
For all artists, businesses, or organizations interested in participating, you can learn more here!
At sunset on Friday October 26th, downtown Ypsilanti glows bright with hundreds of community and artist creations, for a night of dancing, DJ's raised into the air, interactive art activities, black-lit stations, street performances, glowing window displays, and more!
Downtown Ypsilanti, In the weeks leading up to the event, community members of all ages are invited to participate in FREE creative workshops to make luminaries and costumes for the event, co-hosted by local artists, bus, Ypsilanti. Free.

 7-9 p.m. 

"Animal Haunts Halloween Walk": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Oct. 26 & 27. Guided hikes through the Black Pond woods to meet a variety of costumed animals who perform entertaining, educational skits and songs. Followed by a hay jump, pumpkin carving, face painting, cider, and more. All encouraged to come in costume. Note: The Oct. 26 walk is for adults age 21 & up, and includes beer, hard cider, live music, and more. The Oct. 27 walk is geared toward kids.
7-9 p.m. (Oct. 26) & 6-8 p.m. (Oct. 27), LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Oct. 26: $25 (members, $20). Oct. 27: $10 (families, $35) in advance at and at the door. 997-1553. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mental health counselor Susannah Sheffer reads from her 2013 book about the stress and trauma experienced by death row defense attorneys, most of whom fail to save their clients.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Harold and Maude": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Hal Ashby, 1972). Black comedy about the love affair between a death-obsessed young man and a vital octogenarian. Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Succulent Pumpkins!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make decorations using pumpkins and live succulents.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m. 

"Peter Pan": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Oct. 25-28. Erin Palmer directs students in John Caird and Trevor Nunn's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic about the boy who wouldn't grow up and his magical adventures in Never Land.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker at Shield, Dexter. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only., 424-4240. [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 p.m. 

"Spooky Species": The Creature Conservancy.

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Oct. 26-28 & 31. Annual Halloween parties with live animal presentations, including a big owl, a raven, a spider, a snake, and more. Also, a chance to see big Egyptian fruit bats in free flight (9 p.m.; those who come to early shows are welcome to come back to view the bats). Note: The Sat. shows and the Sun. early show are geared toward those with kids age 6 & up; other parties are for age 18 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri.-Sun. & Wed.) & 5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $20 in advance only., 929-9324. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"YpsiGLOW": Wonderfool Productions.

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This outdoor festival features a vast array of handmade illuminated sculptures. Also, dancing to music spun by DJs, interactive art activities, blacklight stations, street performances, glowing window displays, and more.
7-10 p.m., downtown Ypsilanti. Free.

 7:30 p.m. 

"Metaphysics, Emotional Intelligence and Intuitive Self Realization": G Arthur Weidman.

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Armchair Philosopher G Arthur Weidman from Kalamazoo, visits Ann Arbor five times during this Fall to present an alternate view of the Universe. Metaphysics teaches us to be in harmony with the Universal Force of Consciousness, and how one can implement the power of Universal forces through Thoughts, Emotions, Beliefs and Expectations. Everything we need to know, is something that is already known intuitively, by virtue of who we already are.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S Main St. Donation. 2695016223. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Halloween Concert: EMU Symphony Orchestra.

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Kevin Miller conducts this music student orchestra in a program of spooky music for all ages. The audience is invited to come in costume.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $8; kids age 12 & under, $6) in advance at and by phone (487-2282), and (if available) at the door. 487-1221.

 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. (tentative) 

"equilibriUM": U-M Amazin' Blue.

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This student a cappella ensemble hosts an evening of performances by University of Chicago a cappella ensemble Voices in Your Head and other groups TBA.
7:30 p.m. (tentative), Power Center. Tickets $10 (students, $5).

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween Haunts": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich directs this popular 80-piece ensemble in Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, selections from Superman and Wicked, music from 1978, and more. Costumes encouraged. Followed by a children's costume parade and refreshments.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free., 252-9221. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona": Huron High School Players.

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Oct. 26 & 27 and Nov. 2 & 3. Students perform Shakespeare's early comedy about friendship betrayed and recovered between 2 friends who become rivals for a woman whose father, the duke of Milan, scorns them both. One of the men is forced into exile, where he becomes the leader of a band of outlaws, while the other is secretly pursued by the girl he left back in Verona. There's also a delightful subplot about a servant, his dog, and his own romantic misadventures. Cast: Arun Bhattacharya, Lizzie Stein, Samuel Klinich, Aidan Davis, Brendan Howard, Denae Kilgore, Marissa Redding, Taylor Fisher, Mary Claire Logue, Zoe Burton, Alex Miteza, Kosuke Nakamura, Ashley Figueroa, Adele Middaugh, Margaret Thomas, Ben Schaedig, and Lamoni Carter.
7:30 p.m., Huron High Ingram Theater, 2727 Fuller. $10 (students, staff, & seniors, $8)., 994-2040. [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. 

Aizuri Quartet: University Musical Society.

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This NYC-based ensemble, winner of the 2018 M-Prize chamber music competition, is noted for what a Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer calls "balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective." The ensemble's name comes from a style of Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail, traits the quartet brings to its performances of both vintage and contemporary classical music. Program: early 20th-century Armenian priest -composer Komitas's Armenian Folk Songs, Bartók's String Quartet no. 2, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw's Blueprint, and contemporary American composer Paul Wiancko's LIFT.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $24-$42 in advance at, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Chuck Brodsky: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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This North Carolina singer-songwriter's charming, humorous, incisively observed songs about the follies of ordinary people have provoked comparisons to John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III. A No Depression critic calls him a "folkie with rockist irreverence and bluesy swagger: an American stranger in a familiar land." His latest album is Them and Us.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance at and at the door. 665-8558. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Halloween Spooktacular w/ Gruesome Twosome, Fangs & Twang, Dirty Notion.

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The The Gruesome Twosome and Fangs and Twang team up once again to bring you a Halloween weekend SPOOKTACULAR at the ultra hip Ziggy's in downtown Ypsilanti.
Also joining us is the reggae rock band Dirty Notion.
Costumes are encouraged!
This will be the record release show for the most recent Gruesome Twosome EP titled "One Foot In The Gutter, One Foot In The Grave."
The Gruesome Twosome - horror influenced 50s and 60s garage rock, as if The Cramps joined forces with The Misfits.
Fangs and Twang - "mystical country" tunes about monsters
Dirty Notion - Detroit/Ypsilanti reggae/rocksteady band
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Jarrod Harris: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 25-27. Fast-rising Atlanta observational humorist (a favorite of Stephen Colbert) best known for his work on Action Figure Therapy, a comedy web series featuring military action figures talking about their problems and sexual exploits. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 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]

 8-11:30 p.m. 

Tree Town Stomp: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Oct. 26-28. A weekend of contras and waltzes with caller George Marshall and live music by the Western Massachusetts dance music band Wild Asparagus. The Saturday morning and afternoon programs include waltzing (10 a.m.) and contra dancing (2:30 p.m.) to live music by the duo Peregrine Road (see Oct. 25 concert listing) and a dance workshop with Marshall (12:30 p.m.).
8-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (Sat.), & 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $15 & $25 ($80 for the weekend; members, $75; age 24 & under, $50). 677-0212. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Arsenic and Old Lace": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Oct. 25-28. Alexandra Duncan directs local actors in Joseph Kesselring's enduring screwball comedy. It's the story of a drama critic whose plans to elope (on Halloween) are interrupted when he learns that the sweet maiden aunts who raised him have made a charity project of poisoning lonely old men to put them out of their misery. While he tries to deal with the situation--and with another eccentric relative who believes he's Teddy Roosevelt--matters are further complicated by the arrival of a long-lost brother with a sinister past. Cast: Barbara King, Veronica Long, Jessica Dudek, John Lamb, Rob Roy, Andrew Helman, Makoto Takata, Makayla Rose, Andrew Jentzen, Jessica Olivia, Lee Vahlsing, and TJ Johnson.
7:30 p.m. (Thur.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (seniors age 60 & over, $22; students, $12) in advance at, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [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. 

"Paul Keller Presents: Phil DeGreg": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local bassist Keller presents the last in a series of 3 monthly concerts showcasing different jazz pianists with Midwest ties. Tonight, he is joined by University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music jazz piano professor Phil DeGreg, who performs warm, bracing, hard-swinging brands of hard bop and postbop. With Dayton-based drummer John Taylor.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10) in advance at Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Soundscapes": U-M Symphony Band.

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Michael Haithcock conducts this ensemble of music majors in works inspired by literary or artistic sources. Program: Messiaen's apocalyptic vision of heaven, La Ville d'en Haut, with piano soloist Annie Jeng; U-M alum Joel Puckett's Siddhartha-inspired Adagio Symphony ("that secret from the river"); and Paul Lavender's arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program with Haithcock, Jeng, and Puckett.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Spooky Campfire Stories": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Oct. 19 & 26 and Nov. 2. The League of Pointless Improvisers tells a spooky tale around a pretend campfire then spins it into a series of funny and scary improv scenes. 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.  Free! 

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show": U-M Residential College Players.

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Oct. 26 & 27. RC students perform Richard O'Brien's long-running rock musical, a delightful send-up of campy horror films, about a fresh-scrubbed young couple, Brad & Janet, who find themselves unexpected guests at Frankenstein Mansion, whose residents include a transsexual transvestite alien in the midst of a diabolical experiment. The score includes such favorites as "Dammit, Janet!," "The Time Warp," and "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me."
8 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free; donations welcome. 763-0176. [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. 

"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]

 9:30 p.m. 

"The Exorcist": State Theatre.

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(William Friedkin, 1973). Classic creepy horror film about a young girl possessed by the devil. Linda Blair.
9:30 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50;)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Dawn Giblin Trio

Vintage prewar jazz by this ensemble led by Giblin, a Detroit vocalist whose influences include Connee Boswell, Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald. With cellist Mike Caroub and pianist James Dapogny. [venue info]

Bona Sera: YpsiGlow Street Festival Afterparty

With live music TBA. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bobby Pennock

Plymouth folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest. [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: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Live: Drivin' Sideways

Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer- guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

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

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Isosceles Isosceles

Versatile local acoustic trio that plays a mix of jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk. With vocalist Shekinah Errington, bassist Tim Berla, and guitarist Jim Cooney. The band has a recent CD, Tricycle. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Marcus Shelton

An eclectic mix of rock covers by this singer-pianist, an opera singer recently transplanted to Michigan from the Pacific Northwest. [venue info]


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