Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at email@example.com or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
"Perspectives on Contemporary Korea 2018: Religion, Politics, and Happiness in Korea": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.more >
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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]
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]
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.
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. email@example.com http:
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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.
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 wildswantheater.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 995-0530. [map]
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]
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.
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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.
Oct. 6: Vermont. Time TBA.
Oct. 7: Waterloo. Exhibition game. Time TBA.
Oct. 12: Team USA under 18. Exhibition game. Time TBA.
Oct. 26 & 27: St. Lawrence. Time TBA.
Time TBA, Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$40 at stubhub.com
Every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., families are invited to learn out loud at the library with stories, music, activities and a craft that promotes early literacy for preschoolers. Parent and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. email@example.com http:
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]
"Mothering Across Borders and the Children Left Behind": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.more >
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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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 confucius.umich.edu
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). email@example.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
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.
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]
Join us for the 3rd Annual Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Tournament. This is the only after-hours disc golf tournament hosted at Independence Lake Park each year. The 24 holes that are being played will be lit by glow sticks. Registration includes vehicle entry to Independence Lake Park and a player pack. Player packs will include a beanie hat and a disc golf disc, both featuring the Red Hawk logo. The top 20% of players for each division will receive awarded payouts in disc golf discs.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. $30/person. 734-449-4437. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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 discgolfscene.com
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]
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]
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]
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]
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. email@example.com https:
"Web of Health: Connections with Environment and Well-Being": Michigan Friends Center Friday night film series.more >
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org http
La Casa Ann Arbor presents Live Music featuring different music performers. Come enjoy a cigar, drink, and some music Tuesday & Fridays from 7p-10p.
Visit our webpage for a complete list of events.
La Casa Ann Arbor, 3780 Jackson Rd. Suite A. Free. 734-929-4382. http:
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. email@example.com https:
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 lesliesnc.org and at the door. 997-1553. [map]
"Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
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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.
(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.
All invited to make decorations using pumpkins and live succulents.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 424-4240. [map]
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 emutix.com and by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221. [map]
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. thecreatureconservancy.org, 929-9324. [map]
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. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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 emutix.com and by phone (487-2282), and (if available) at the door. 487-1221.
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. email@example.com, 252-9221. [map]
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]
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.
7:30 p.m., Huron High Ingram Theater, 2727 Fuller. $10 (students, staff, & seniors, $8). firstname.lastname@example.org, 994-2040. [map]
"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. A2TheatreNOVA@gmail.com http:
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 ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 greenwoodcoffeehouse.org and at the door. 665-8558. [map]
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]
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]
Aug. 31: Cleveland State. 7 p.m.
Sept. 1: EMU. Noon.
Sept. 1: Harvard. 7 p.m.
Sept. 4: Valparaiso. 7 p.m.
Sept. 7: Oakland. 1 p.m.
Sept. 7: Louisiana State. 7 p.m.
Sept. 8: Colorado State. 7 p.m.
Sept. 14: Notre Dame. 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Rutgers. 7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Penn State. 1 p.m.
Oct. 5: Purdue. 9 p.m.
Oct. 6: Indiana. 7 p.m.
Oct. 26: Wisconsin. 8 p.m.
Nov 7: Maryland. 7 p.m.
Nov 10: Nebraska. 7 p.m.
Nov. 21: Northwestern 7 p.m.
Nov 24: MSU. 7 p.m.
Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). Tickets for MSU, Penn State, & Nebraska matches are all $8. 764-0247.
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 a2ct.org
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]
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]
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 a2tix.com
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]
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.). email@example.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
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]
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 theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]
"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.< less
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]
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.
Bona Sera: YpsiGlow Street Festival Afterparty
With live music TBA. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles
DJ with an eclectic mix of music.
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.
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.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
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.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer- guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: 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.
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.
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