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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 28, 2018






 
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Eventing Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Sept. 16 & Oct. 28. Horses and riders compete in dressage, cross country riding, and stadium jumping. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Eventing Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Horses and riders compete in dressage, cross country riding, and stadium jumping. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 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]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [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.

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Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Free/Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class features our newest graduates of MTY. They will be teaching a Free/Donation Yoga class on Sundays from 10-11am. They will be alternating weeks, gaining experience teaching, and giving you exposure to these new teachers and their teaching styles. Please come to support them when you are able!
These classes are a combination of flow and holding postures. The studio will be heated between 80-85 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 10 a.m.-3 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]


 10 a.m. 

"Annual Karl Krawl": U-M Camp Kesem.

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A 5-km race followed by coffee & bagels. Proceeds benefit this nonprofit that supports kids whose parents have cancer.
10 a.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.), Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. $15 ($100 for a group of 10) in advance at bit.ly/2Nj79wU. michigan.development@campkesem.org. [map]


 11 a.m.-8 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). Blastcornmaze.com. [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.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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Common Cycle's volunteer-run, co-operative workspace is open to the public weekly on Sundays from 11AM-3PM. Visitors are welcome to seek help from volunteers and/or make use of community tools to resolve maintenance issues or work on personal projects.
CC volunteers range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help is that visitors be willing to get their hands dirty. Assistance from Common Cycle is free, and donations are welcome.
Common Cycle Workspace, 416 W Huron, Suite #11. Free. info@commoncycle.org www.commoncycle.org [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos, noon-3 p.m., include earrings made with beads and African fabrics (Oct. 7), paint-your-own wood panels (kids can paint along for $10) and a guitar made out of a cigar box (both Oct. 14), pottery spun on a wheel (Oct. 21), and a bird feeder (or bird house) made out of Michigan cedar (Oct. 28).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [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. rtimbers@wiards.com www.wiards.com [map]



 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-2 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]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Every Sun. All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

4th Annual AADL Costume Contest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Costume contest for all ages with an assortment of prizes. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
12:30-3 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:30-3:30 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]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Writing Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oct. 14 & 28. U-M Zell Fellow Rebecca Fortes helps participants in grades 6-12 hone their creative writing skills. Each session focuses on a different skill. Snacks provided.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 28-30. Dubbed (Oct. 28 & 30) and subtitled (Oct. 29) screenings of Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 Oscar-winning Japanese anime film about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house. The Oct. 30 screening is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 28) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 29 & 30), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Mario Kart Tournament: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Video game tournament for players of all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Westgate (Oct. 7), Pittsfield (Oct. 14), Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Oct. 21), & Downtown multipurpose rm. (Oct. 28). [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Eggs over Ann Arbor!": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Demos of grilling, roasting, and searing meats, fish, and vegetables on 5 different Big Green Egg Grill & Smokers. Tastings. Also, some of DH&G's more experienced customers talk about how to make world-class BBQ at home.
1-4 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Spider Web Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft for kids in grades preK-3.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Spooky Sound Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make creepy and uncanny sounds using synthesizers and theremins from the AADL's Music Tools collection. AADL staff available to answer questions.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Frankenweenie": Michigan Theater.

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(Tim Burton, 2012). Stop-motion animated horror comedy, a parody of the classic 1931 Frankenstein film.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Colonial Research in America": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Talk by Michigan Professional Genealogy (Bloomfield Hills) owner Karen Krugman. Followed by a panel discussion with club members on "Colonial Experiences."
1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off E. Huron River Dr. at Clark Rd.). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]


 2 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. A2TheatreNOVA@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell. Venue change for September: Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 Washington, 2-4 p.m.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 3rd-floor freespace rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarborstorytelling.org, 997-5388. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble: U-M Octubafest.

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Fritz Kaenzig conducts this music student ensemble in arrangements and originals that reflect the season. Octubafest also includes solo student recitals Oct. 29 & 30 (8 p.m., Britton Recital Hall).
2 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 2 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 a2ct.org/tickets, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2 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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 2 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 pennyseats.org, $15 at the door. 926-5346. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Paul Rand: The Designer's Task": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of posters, book covers, and packaging designs by this 20th-century designer with a minimalist aesthetic.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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. palmere@dexterschools.org, 424-4240. [map]


 2 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 emutix.com and by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221. [map]


 2 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 theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Excavating Fact and Fiction at the Kelsey and UMMA": UMMA.

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U-M archaeology professor Christopher Ratté and UMMA curator Jennifer Friess lead tours of and discuss 2 current exhibits: the Kelsey Museum of Archaeological exhibit Urban Biographies, Ancient and Modern, and the UMMA exhibit Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations. The former explores excavations at 3 sites; the latter is a collection of staged photographs that make it appear as if modern cars are being excavated from ancient sites. The tour ends at UMMA (525 S. State).
2:30 p.m., meet at the Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-0395.


 3 p.m. 

"Star Trek Mad-Lib Puppet Show": Dreamland Theater.

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The Dreamland Puppet Troupe performs a show based on the original Star Trek series. The mad-lib script is filled in just before showtime with words gathered from audience suggestions.
8 p.m. (Oct. 13) & 3 p.m. (Oct. 28), Dreamland, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $10 or pay what you can. 657-2337. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., Westgate (Oct. 7), Pittsfield (Oct. 14), Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Oct. 21), & Downtown multipurpose rm. (Oct. 28). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween Haunted Tower Open House": U-M School of Music.

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All invited to climb Burton Tower while spooky music is played on the bells. Costumes encouraged. Families welcome.
3:30 p.m., Burton Tower. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4-8 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. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Confucius Institute/Center for Chinese Studies Electric Shadows Film Series.

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Oct. 21: "Mrs. Fang" (Bing Wang, 2017). Documentary chronicling the last days of a woman in the final stages of Alzheimer's. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Oct. 28: "Listening to Third Grandmother's Stories" & "Dance with Third Grandmother" (Wen Hui, 2011 & 2015). Documentary interviews recording the stories of the hardships endured by the director's great-aunt (known as her "third grandmother") during the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m.
4 p.m., State Theatre. Free. 764-8888, 764-6308.


 4 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 18: Loyola-Chicago. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: Tulsa. 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: South Florida. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: University of California-Riverside. 7 p.m.

Sept. 3: Canisius. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: WMU. 7 p.m.

Sept. 10: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 25: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 10: Detroit. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Notre Dame. 6 p.m.

Oct. 28: Maryland. 4 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"National Novel Writing Month Kickoff": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn about this nonprofit (also known as NaNoWriMo) encouraging teens and adults to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November. Refreshments.
4-5 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 4:30 p.m. 

Halloween Concert: U-M School of Music.

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A rowdy affair, this annual tradition features the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia Orchestra hamming it up in costume while performing such ghoulish works as Saint-SaŽns' Danse Macabre or Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain. Graduate conducting students direct. A large portion of the audience comes in costume. Note: Tickets usually sell out well in advance.
4:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $8 & $12 in advance at the Michigan League & tickets.smtd.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5 p.m. 

Susan and Sarah Wang: Faber Piano Institute.

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This Berlin-based piano duo of Taiwanese American twins performs Mozart's Two Piano Sonata, Mendelssohn's Andante and Allegro op. 92, contemporary German composer Sven Daigger's su, and Ravel's La Valse. Preceded at 2:30 p.m. by a masterclass (email amber@faberinstitute.org to participate) and at 4:30 p.m. by a reception.
5 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. $15 (students & seniors, $5) suggested donation. 975-1995. [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. thecreatureconservancy.org, 929-9324. [map]


 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Meadow Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward leads a walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of "forest bathing." Followed by a tea ceremony.
5:30 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. Pavilion. Free. 971-6337.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m. 

"All Souls/Day of the Dead: A Gathering of Remembrance and Celebration"

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A ceremony with music to honor the dead. Bring a photo or memento of a deceased loved one, if you wish. Vegetarian stew and tea provided (bring a dish to pass, if you like).
6-8:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. $5 suggested donation. Reservations requested. Jmackey60@gmail.com, 546-0243. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Is Serendipity Books Haunted?": Serendipity Books.

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Halloween-themed storytelling program by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members.
6-8 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Oct. 14 & 28. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Oct. 21, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Frankenstein": University Musical Society.

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Rebroadcast of the 2012 National Theatre (London) production, directed by Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle, of Nick Dear's drama. Based on Mary Shelley's suspenseful masterpiece, this deeply disturbing gothic tale of a creature created by an audacious medical student and then cast out into a hostile world resonates with contemporary concerns about scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil. Stars Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch. Recommended for ages 15 and older.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Mr. Smooth's Basic Ballroom": Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department.

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"Mr. Smooth's Detroit Style Ballroom" classes offer students the opportunity to improve their health and socialize while learning ballroom style dancing.
"Mr. Smooth Certified" Instructors Orlando Arnold and Annie Gill will be teaching you this style of dance that combines the benefits of exercise with fun and grace.
SESSION I November 12- October 24, 2018 7:15 pm -8:15 pm
SESSION II November 7 - December 12, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Center room 204
Activity fee: $49.00
Registration due one week prior to event
18 +
Dress comfortably; leather bottom shoes preferred (no gym shoes or flip flops).
If you have health concerns, please check with your doctor first.
Ypsilanti Community Center, 2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. $49/ session. 734-544-3800. ytrd@ytown.org www.ytown.org/registration [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email info@pointlessbrew.com to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Steve Poltz: The Ark.

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The former lead singer of the Rugburns, Poltz is best known as the coauthor of Jewel's hit single "You Were Meant for Me." He's also a famously enchanting live performer who works without a set list to be free to respond to the mood of a room.
7:30 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]


 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Mirah

All ages admitted. The stage name of Brooklyn chanteuse Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, a veteran chamber pop singer-songwriter known for her striking voice, "a versatile coo," in the words of a Pitchfork reviewer, "that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath." Opener: Sarah Beth Tomberlin, a young Louisville pop-folk singer-songwriter. $12 ($14 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Rochelle Clark Rochelle Clark

Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the Americana duo The Potter's Field. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

 
 


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