Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.
All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
8 a.m.-9 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]
Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]
Oct. 27 & 28. Show and sale of a variety of yarns and fiber art supplies, products, and crafting items. Demonstration classes. Also, breeders on hand with alpacas, sheep, and other animals. Concessions. No pets.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Tickets $4 ($6 for both days); kids age 12 & under, free. 546-0032. [map]
Oct. 27 & 28. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]
Family-friendly 5-km run/walk. Also, a chance for kids to explore Andy the Ambulance, an appearance by the Washtenaw County Mounted Sheriff's Division & K-9 units, and live music by the Soul Practitioners, an ensemble of local attorneys that play Motown and R&B classics. Also, talks by 2018 Miss Michigan Emily Sioma (tentative), former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (tentative). Breakfast bars & fruit available. No dogs, strollers okay. Proceeds benefit SafeHouse.
9 a.m., Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel. $20 (students), $30 (adults), & $35 (day of). 973-0242, ext. 273. [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]
Ann Arbor Medication Take-Back Event: Hosted by the Ann Arbor Police & the University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology.more >
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Community opioid and medication take-back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications while protecting our communities, children and environment. The Michigan OPEN Fall Medication Take Back Event Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 27 from 10AM-2PM. Please visit our website for more information. Please visit our Facebook page for more information:
St. Francis School Parking Lot, 2270 E Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-998-0455. email@example.com https:
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]
Kids in grades 4-7 invited to learn how to create puzzles, games, animations, & stories using the Scratch programming language. Members of the U-M student organization Google Ignite on hand to assist.
10 a.m.-noon, AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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]
One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:15 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $17 to race. (517) 290-7128. [map]
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 Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]
Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a FREE yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. firstname.lastname@example.org motathaiyoga.com [map]
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]
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]
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. email@example.com www.wiards.com [map]
Holiday bazaar with handmade crafts and vendors, including Thistle Blossom Herbals, Thirty-One, Hoola jewelry, and Rodan + Fields. Pizza, pop, & baked goods available.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., 929 Barton Dr. Free. 662-6351. [map]
Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
What's more fun than making things by yourself? Making things with others with whom you can share your skills and learn from. Our collaborative meetup is a six-hour tinkering session, followed by dinner and socializing at one of our fine, downtown Ypsilanti eateries. You can come with a software, hardware, art, or music project in mind and recruit others to work with you, or you can simply show up and contribute to a project you find interesting.
Things to know:
We recommend bringing your own laptop, but if you don't have one, don't worry, we'll have a computer for you.
All inventory and materials are 15% off during this event.
If you haven't had a chance to take our laser or 3D printer checkout classes, you'll have an opportunity to do so the day of the event (normal fees will apply).
This event is free for TinkerTech members and $20 for non-members.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $20. 7347078019. email@example.com https:
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. 7346624914. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]
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
Oct. 27 & 31. Live broadcast (Oct. 27) and rebroadcast (Oct. 31) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's 1910 opera, set in the Old West, about the love affair between a robber and a saloon owner with many suitors. Stars Eva-Maria Westbrook and Jonas Kaufmann. Italian, subtitles. Note: The Oct. 31 show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 27) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 31), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com
This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. email@example.com http:
Skating to spooky music programmed by a DJ. Costumes contest with prizes.
1-2:30 p.m., Veterans Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Rd. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 761-7240. [map]
Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 27. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
Oct. 7: Mary Beth Doyle Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to help remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn while also collecting native seeds.
Oct. 14: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to pull invasives from this popular 38-acre park.
Oct. 14: Ruthven Nature Area (1 -4 p.m., meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Huron Pkwy. and Geddes) to remove invasive shrubs and collect native seeds.
Oct. 21: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance on Beechwood) to remove invasives from this 8-acre oak-hickory woodland.
Oct. 21: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Beechwood north of Sunset) to remove invasive buckthorn, collect native seeds, and enjoy the fall colors of this 161-acre park.
Oct. 27: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to remove invasive shrubs in the ongoing project to reclaim this site, a former gravel yard.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.
All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.
1-3 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
PARTY 2-5pm @ Old Dave's Pond
475 West Willis Rd. Saline, MI
Family/Kid Friendly, Open to Public
Fun games and activities for both kids and adults!
Food, Drink, Candy, Contests, Prizes, & More
Special Piñata and FREE candy for kids.
Old Dave's Pond, 475 West Willis Rd. Saline, MI, Saline. Donation. $5/bike, $10/car. 7346785681. firstname.lastname@example.org www.deadorthodox.com [map]
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.
This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. email@example.com http:
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]
Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]
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.
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]
All invited to play this murder mystery game. Staffers playing the murder suspects are on hand to answer questions, and participants can submit their answers for a chance at a prize. Part of a self-directed game that starts Oct. 17. Case files and evidence are available at all AADL branches and online at aadl.org
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.
This local choir performs an eclectic program ranging from lullabies, rounds, and chants to hymns from various cultures and spiritual traditions. Attendees are asked to arrive a little before the start time.
3:30-5 p.m., Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free. 531-7960. [map]
"DIY Synthesizers: Demonstrations and Discussions with North Coast Modular Collective": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
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Members of this area group of synthesizer enthusiasts show some of the modular synthesizer components they've designed and built. Also, a jam session; feel free to bring your synth. For grade 6-adult.
3:30-6:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
Tenor George Shirley and actor Gillian Eaton narrate a pre-Halloween concert of ghoulish stories told over piano tunes. Other performers include pianist Timothy Cheek and others TBA.
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, garlic bread, beverages, and desserts.
5-7 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller at Newport. Tickets $8 (seniors, $7, kids ages 5-12, $5, kids age 4 & under, free). a2calvary.org, 769-0869. [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]
We're thrilled to announce the first ever collaboration between Morgan & York Fine Wines and Specialty Foods, Ricewood Barbeque, Wolverine State Brewing Co. and Go Ice Cream! on Saturday, October 27th. We're hosting two dinners that evening to accommodate everyone's schedules: one at 5:30pm and one at 7:30pm. Seating is limited and you'll need to buy tickets in advance.
Morgan & York Fine Wines and Specialty Foods, 1928 Packard St. $75. 734-662-0798. firstname.lastname@example.org www.toasttab.com
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]
Family-friendly games, crafts, and activities, including trick-or-treating throughout the shelter and interacting with adoptable pets. This event usually sells out.
HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Tickets $10 per kid (babies under age 1, free) in advance at hshv.org
Join us for an encore performance with Herbie. His September show sold out so fast that he has agreed to come back!
If you watched America's Got Talent last year, you got to see just how awesome Herbie Russ is! And, he's coming home to Lone Oak on this date!! His amazing skills on the sax, coupled with an incredibly soulful voice make for a combination of epic proportions. He has the growl of Joe Cocker and the soul of Ray Charles. This show is a "do not miss".
There are only 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a must. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats. $40 per person includes dinner and show. Menu: TBA
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd, Grass Lake. $40 for dinner and show. 5175228167. email@example.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]
Put on your Halloween garb, and join us as the gymnasium is transformed into a Halloween haven! Get ready for some tricks, some treats and everything in between. Don't miss out on a festive night of family fun and prizes - and we'll top the night off with an amazing balloon drop!
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Ave. $6/person, $22/Family of 4, +$3 per additional person. 734-971-6355. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Contestants compete in talent, responses to on-stage questions, evening wear, and swimsuit categories. The winner goes on to the 2018 Miss Michigan Pageant. Also, the Miss Washtenaw County's Outstanding Teen Pageant.
6:30 p.m., Washington Street Education Center, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $20 (kids ages 2-12, $10; kids age 1 & under, free) at the door. 383-3119. [map]
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. email@example.com, 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]
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:
Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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. 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 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]
Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in Mahler's sublime, deeply personal symphony, challenging both for its technical and emotional demands that range from passionate climaxes to moments of pristine calm. Though many consider it a meditation on death, Guardian critic Tom Service says it can be interpreted either as "a hymn to the end of all things, or instead, as an ultimately affirmative love-song to life and to mortality." Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $20-$72 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [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]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Sam Corbin
Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan.
Blind Pig: The Bang!
Valentine's Day edition of the popular dance party with this local DJ collective that plays garage and 70s rock.
Bona Sera: Scritch Detroit
Dance party with DJs.
Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group
Detroit blues trio.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dan Hazlett
Detroit-area singer-songwriter and guitarist who plays blues-, R&B-, folk-, and jazz-influenced originals on topics that range from the outlandish to the sublime.
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.
Guy Hollerin's: "10th Annual Halloween Bluesbash"
Dancing to music by the Chris Canas Band, a Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. Costume contest & candy. Free admission for those in costume.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Mash: Mike Vial
Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt
Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist
Zou Zou's Cafe: Bob Hausler and Bill Hunt
Double bill. Hausler is a veteran Saginaw singer-songwriter and guitarist, and Hunt is an Ypsilanti-bred blues & folk-based singer- songwriter whose chief influences are Fred Eaglesmith and Chris Knight.
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