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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 27, 2018

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 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market": Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation.

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GIVE 365 partners with the Ann arbor farmers market for face painting, pumpkin decorating and other festivities in celebration of Halloween. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes!
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit Street. Free. 734.794.6255. [map]

 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 

"International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Match": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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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]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Fiber Expo.

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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]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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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]

 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.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Medication Take-Back Event: Hosted by the Ann Arbor Police & the University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology.

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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. [map]

 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and 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]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Basic Computer Concepts for Kids!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]

 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]

 10:15 a.m.-midnight 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Raceway.

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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]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Costume Parade and Storytime: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Come to the library for stories followed by a costume parade through the library.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. [map]

 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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

 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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

 11 a.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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

 11 a.m. 

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

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

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Christmas in October": Northside Community Church.

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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]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story related to art on display. Followed by a short craft activity. For kids ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 Noon-6 p.m. 

"TinkerTech Collaborative Meetup": TinkerTech.

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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. [map]

 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

Clay Gallery on Exhibit @ 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. 7346624914. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"La Fanciulla del West": Fathom Events.

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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 and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]

 1-2:30 p.m. 

Halloween Skate: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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


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.

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween Crafts!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Crafts for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2-5 p.m. 

"Falloween Party Family/Kid Friendly": Dead Orthodox Riding Club.

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Falloween Party2018
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. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Field Hockey Division 1 State Championships: Michigan High School Field Hockey Association.

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Your very own Ann Arbor Huron High School Field Hockey team is competing in the HS d! state championships Saturday October 27, 2018 at 2 PM!! Huron Field Hockey is the reigning division 1 state champs and is looking to repeat vs Saline high school. Come on out and support AA Huron at Al Ritt Stadium. 2521 Baker Road in Dexter, MI. 2 PM start time. Go Rats!!
Al Ritt Stadium, 2521 Baker Road, Dexter, MI. $5. (248) 885-5351. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 2:30 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]

 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]

 3-4:30 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Murder at Raccoon Ranch Suspect Meet 'n Greet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.

 3:15, 6:45, 9:15, & 11:45 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.

 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 p.m.  Free! 

"A Gift of Song": Threshold Choir.

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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]

 3:30, 6, 8:45, & 11:30 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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

 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Synthesizers: Demonstrations and Discussions with North Coast Modular Collective": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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.

 3:45 & 6:15 p.m. 

"Colette": Michigan Theater.

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(Wash Westmoreland, 2018). Biopic about this French author, who rebelled against gender norms after the novels she was coerced to publish under her husband's name were successful. Keira Knightley, Dominic West.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Trunk-or-Treat": Zion Lutheran Church.

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Kids in costume invited to trick-or-treat at decorated cars in the parking lot. Parents encouraged to come in decorated cars with candy to share.
Zion, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 662-1679. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Festival: Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor.

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Family-oriented program includes games, goodies, inflatables, balloon animals, magic, candy, & more. All invited.
4 p.m., Vineyard Church, 2275 Platt. Free. 707-9037. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"3rd Annual Quivering Quavers and Hellish Relish!": Kerrytown Concert House.

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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., 769-2999. [map]

 5 p.m. 

Spaghetti Dinner: Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser.

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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)., 769-0869. [map]

 5 & 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]

 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. 

Ricewood BBQ Dinner: Morgan & York Fine Wines and Specialty Foods.

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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. [map]

 6-8 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]

 6:30 p.m. 

Miss Washtenaw County Pageant.

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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]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese & Chocolate": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer samples of their favorite chocolates paired with cheeses, bread, and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Flash Mob Halloween Party Event!": Flash Mob America.

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Join us as we dance in our costumes, to spread joy through surprise!
This event is 18+
Saturday, October 27th -rehearse from 3-6pm, Flash Mob at 7pm
(it's okay if you can't make it to all of rehearsal ;))
The Studio Centre, 4625 Platt LN, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. [map]

 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]

 7:30 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. 

"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. 

Chris Buhalis: The Ark.

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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 ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Hometown Halloween Hoedown w/ Black Jake & The Carnies.

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Black Jake & the Carnies performing live in downtown Ypsilanti!
The band is bringing the circus on home for this year's Halloween weekend by throwing its own masquerade ball at Ziggy's in downtown Ypsilanti.
Come one, come all, to the costume ball!
Behold bobbing for bloody apples!
Nip from the bottle of The Last Ecstatic Liniment!
Games and prizes, drink and dance, swing your partner to the voodoo dance!
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $7. [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 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. 

"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. 

"Mahler 9": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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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 & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [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. 

"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.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Sam Corbin

Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan. [venue info]

Blind Pig: The Bang!

Valentine's Day edition of the popular dance party with this local DJ collective that plays garage and 70s rock. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Scritch Detroit

Dance party with DJs. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: "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. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist [venue info]

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. [venue info]


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