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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 4, 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.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Nov. 4, 10, 11, & 18. 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.

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Nov. 4: Braun Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at 1400 Chalmers Dr.) to help remove invasive honeysuckle and allow the native wetland plants along Malletts Creek to flourish.

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Nov. 4: Huron Parkway Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park steward's house at 3470 Woodland Rd.) to pull invasive shrubs and collect native seeds.

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Nov. 10: Cedar Bend Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs and collect native seeds while enjoying some birding at this popular bird habitat.

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Nov. 11: Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Scarlett Middle School parking lot, 3300 Lorraine) to remove invasives from this 88-acre park popular for school field trips.

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Nov. 18: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Barton Dam parking lot, 1010 W. Huron River Dr.) o remove invasive shrubs and collect native seeds in celebration of Family Volunteer Day.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m. 

"Crepe Paper Flowers": Flipside Art Studio.

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Flowers that you'll never need to water...
Flowers can last all season long when you learn how to create realistic centerpieces, wreaths, bouquets and all things botanical in this crepe paper class. We will dissect the anatomy of flowers and mold paper into flowers and plants that will last forever and ever. All are welcome, especially those without green thumbs, must feel comfortable wielding a low temp hot glue gun.
6 Week Course. Materials Included.
Flipside Studio, 255 E. Liberty St., Suite B213. $150. 734.997.5066. lia@flipsideartstudio.com flipsideartstudio.com [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Every Sunday from 10-11am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"God-Optional Judaism: Alternatives for Cultural Jews Who Love Their History": 31st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Jewish Community Center.

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews (Pleasanton, CA) rabbi (and former Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society director) Judy Seid reads from her 2000 book, which offers suggestions for non-religious Jews to celebrate holidays and life cycle occasions.
10 a.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Stamp Show": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Nov. 3 & 4. This large annual stamp show, now in its 44th year, features 28 dealers from 9 states selling U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, and collector supplies. Also, displays of stamps and postal history, a youth area with info and free stamps for beginning stamp collectors, cachet makers, and more. Lunch & snacks available.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. annarborstampclub.org, harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Nov. 11 & 25. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Nov. 4 & 7: "Super Senses: Sight!" Nov. 14: "Super Senses: Smell!" Nov. 18 & 21: "Super Senses: Touch!" Nov. 28: "Super Senses: Sound!"
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full Body Fit: A small-group workout customizable to all fitness levels focusing on all the basics of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance. Free with most Better Living Fitness Center memberships or $15 for drop-in. All ages and abilities welcome!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834-B Phoenix Dr. $15. (734)747-0123. fplonka@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [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. 

Go Red Daniel Cleary Hockey Game: Sarah Mickus.

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Warriors Hockey Vs GangGreen will take the ice this Sunday at 11 am to help raise money for the Cleary Family!
The game will have a 50/50 raffle and chuck a puck!
Can't make it to the game, Buffalo Wild Wings at 216 James L. Hart Parkway Ypsilanti, MI starting at 1:30pm will donate 20% of your total bill (not including tax) to the Cleary Family Fundraiser.
On the evening of October 21, 2018, Senior Officer Specialist Dan Cleary, (FC1 Milan, Michigan) and proud Air Force Veteran experienced a medical emergency. Officer Cleary suffered a stroke and is currently in a medically-induced coma. All the money Raised will go directly to Dan Cleary's family . Please come out to support his family!
Arctic Edge Ice Arena of Canton & Buffalo Wild Wings Ypsilanti, 46615 Michigan Ave, Canton & 216 James L. Hart Parkway Ypsilanti, MI, Canton. Donation. $10. 810-986-0527. Sarah.l.houston@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1182478021903839/?active_tab=about [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 Nutcracker characters made from wood posts (Nov. 4 only).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [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 (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:45 a.m. 

Sound Healing Concert: Unity Church of Ann Arbor.

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Sound Healing Concert with certified vibrational sound healing practitioner & certified (IET) Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner,Krista Springer.
Come and join us in a relaxed group setting to experience the healing tones in Krista's voice, Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, harp, flutes, drums, Gongs, & other instruments.
Unity Church of Ann Arbor, 4599 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti. Donation. $20. (804) 229-6448. sounds2goodtobetrue@gmail.com www.higherhealingpath.com [map]



 Noon-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]


 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]


 12:25, 3:10, 6, & 9:10 p.m. 

"Suspiria": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2018). Remake of the 1977 cult classic about a newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy who discovers that the school is a front for something supernatural after a series of grisly murders. Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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. There will also be postures that will flow from one to the next. 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.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for blue door #22 with a 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]



 12:35, 3:40, 6:25, & 9 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 12:45, 3:30, 7, & 9:20 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 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 1-4 p.m. 

"Newborn Know-How Crash Course": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Babies don't come with instructions, so we designed a crash course full of information and demonstrations to prepare for newborn care. This is your opportunity to spend time together focusing on your baby. Not the birth, or what to register for, but what life will really be like with your new bundle. Topics covered include: feeding (including how to get breastfeeding off to a good start), swaddling, diapering, holding, bathing, cord care, safe sleep, and general health and safety. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and to learn more about local parenting resources.
Cost includes mom and partner.
Fall classes are offered on September 30th and November 4th. Private classes also available!
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $65. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Readings by 7 authors being published by this AADL imprint. Books include Tracy Gallup's Paint the Night (picture book), Zac Gorman's So Thirsty (all-ages comic), Linda Jeffries' We Thought We Knew You (adult fiction), Brad and Kirstin Northrup's Akeina the Crocodile (picture book), Will Shurtliff's Setting the Record Straight (teen fantasy), and Tevah Platt, Willa Thiel, and Becky Grover's Snail, I Love You (picture book).
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown 1st fl. lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Building a Personal Flight Simulator": Maker Works.

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Local flight simulation expert Bruce Bongiorni explains the process of designing and building personal flight simulators for everyone from aspiring pilots to aviation buffs.
1-3 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (members, free). Preregistration required at maker-works.com/events. 222-4911. [map]


 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., AADL Westgate (Nov. 4), AADL Downtown 4th fl. Meeting rm. (Nov. 11), AADL Pittsfield (Nov. 18), & AADL Traverwood (Nov. 25).


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Guts to Glory: A Pre Drywall Tour of the Cottonwood Barn": Forward Design Build Remodel.

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Guided tours, on the hour, of this former wedding venue that's being remodeled as a single-family home.
1-5 p.m., 4569 Farrell Rd., Dexter. Free; preregistration requested at bit.ly/2zLenl0. 228-4322. [map]


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Mamma Mia!": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 4 & 6. (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008). 10th anniversary screening of this musical about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father. With an all-ABBA score. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried.
1 & 4 p.m. (Nov. 4) and 4 & 7 p.m. (Nov. 6), Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com. 316-5500. [map]


 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Mighty Motion": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Nov. 3 & 4. Science demos and experiments involving gravity, inertia, air resistance, and Newton's laws of motion.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Babe": Michigan Theater.

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(Chris Noonan, 1995). Charming tale of an orphaned pig raised by sheepdogs.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; children under 12, free). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Natural Elements Card Making: 6 week class": Flipside Dexter.

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There's Hallmark, but then again there's YOU.. Send ( or keep) cards designed and produced by you, incorporating natural elements such as Autumn leaves, tree bark, or any other enticing small art material provided by Mother Nature in your yard or on a walk through the forest.
The classes will include basic elements of composition and design, as well as techniques to construct and create original, unique cards within 5 x 7 dimensions, in a relaxed studio environment. All materials will be provided, including 8 Strathmore Creative Blank Cards and Envelopes, beautiful art papers, and many other creative options too numerous to list. Each card will be an original piece of art.
Flipside Art Studio Dexter Location, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Road, Dexter. $150. 734-997-5066. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com www.flipsideartstudio.com [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]



 2-3:30 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! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Animals Tracks and Signs": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A hike to identify signs of animals. Also, a "make a track" craft to take home. For kids ages 7-12. Led by naturalist Kelsey Dehring.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Preregistration required. $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Blithe Spirit": Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4 & 9-11. Aaron Wade directs this local troupe in NoŽl Coward's delightfully spooky farce about a middle-aged writer who hosts a seance in order to research the topic for a novel. When the wacky medium accidentally summons the ghost of his brilliant, gorgeous first wife, she refuses to go back to the hereafter alone, and sets out to plague her husband's second wife. Cast: Eric Bloch, Chloe Grisa, Dorianne Jentzen, Maegan Murphy, Lori O'Dell, Russ Schwartz, and Emily Sparrow-Watts.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline. Tickets $15 (students with ID, $5) in advance at squareup.com/store/btensemble, by phone, and at the door. 926-5376. [map]


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Copper Wire Jewelry": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adults how to make simple wire-wrapped jewelry using copper wire. Supplies provided.
2-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 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. 

"Kerry Tales: Lucy Locket and Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Let the Right One in": U-M Rude Mechanicals.

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Nov. 2-4. James Harbaugh directs students in Jack Thorne's theatrical adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's 2004 novel about a bullied boy and his one friend, a peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at muto.umich.edu. umrudemechanicals.com, rudes.production@umich.edu. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Music in 'G'": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen conducts this 75-member band in Gould's dynamic American Salute, Grundman's fanciful American Folk Rhapsody, Gillingham's majestic Council Oak, Sousa's Gallant 7th, "Autumn" from Glazounov's The Seasons, and Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy and Irish Tune from County Derry. Also, a raffle for a chance to conduct the band in a Sousa March.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) in advance from band members, at mkt.com/aacb, & at the door. aaband.org, 478-7415. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Nov. 2, 4, & 9-11. Megumi Nakamura directs PHS students in Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's 2004 musical that combines elements of both Dahl's classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the iconic 1971 film adaptation. The score includes such favorites as "The Candy Man," "Cheer Up Charlie," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket." Cast: Mia Galbraith, Bridget Roberts, Francisco Fiori, Allison Gaines, Monty Granderson, Ariel Halpern, Ella Maki, Mary Ziegler, Lucas Connor, Connor Lignell, Etai Smotrich-Barr, Ethan Steiner, Ayla Hoermann, Luke Rademacher, Vilma Grins, Ella Kocher, David Crankshaw, Luke Andoni-Savas, and Aliya Szutz.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 610 W. Stadium. Tickets $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, & PHS staff, $10) in advance at a2ptguild.org and at the door. 994-2191. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Storytime with Mike Curato": Ann Arbor District Library.

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This New York-based children's writer & illustrator reads some of his Little Elliot books about a small polka-dotted elephant living a quiet life in a big city. He also debuts his newest book, Merry Christmas, Little Elliot.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Drowsy Chaperone": Skyline High School.

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Nov. 3-4 & 9-11. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison's 2006 Tony-winning musical about an agoraphobic Broadway fanatic who tries to cheer himself up by listening to an LP of a fictional 1928 musical that comes to life in his living room. This hilarious play within the play, about a showgirl who's giving up her career to marry an oil tycoon, is crammed with every cliché, gag, and gimmick of Jazz Age musicals. Cast TBA.
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 3, 9, & 10) & 2:30 p.m. (Nov. 4 & 11), Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10, VIP with themed refreshments and photo booth, $20) in advance at showtix4u.com & at the door. 994-6515. [map]



 2 p.m. 

"The Perfect Wedding": Chelsea Area Players.

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Nov. 2-4. This local theater company performs a dinner theater production of Robin Hawdon's 2001 comedy about a groom who wakes up on the morning of his wedding to find a strange woman in bed beside him. Various antics ensue to ensure the bride doesn't find out. The program begins with dinner.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 East Old US-12, Chelsea. Tickets $35 ($30 each for a table of 8) in advance only at Chelsea Pharmacy or by phone. chelseaareaplayers.org, 475-8713. [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, 5:30, & 8 p.m. 

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?": Michigan Theater.

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(Marielle Heller, 2018). Biopic of Lee Israel, the formerly successful celebrity biographer who turned to literary forgeries to make a living. Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:45 & 8:15 p.m. 

"Beautiful Boy": Michigan Theater.

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(Felix Van Groeningen, 2018). Drama about a family's struggles with addiction and recovery based on the memoirs of father and son David and Nic Sheff. Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamat.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Brahms' Requiem": First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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First Presbyterian interim music director Rick Ingram leads the Chancel Choir and the Michigan Sinfonietta in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem.
3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Freewill offering. 646-7181. [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 (Nov. 4), Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Nov. 11), Pittsfield (Nov. 18), & Traverwood. (Nov. 25). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"'African Art' in the Age of Globalization: Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Hybridity": UMMA.

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U-M curator Laura De Becker discusses works in the current exhibit, Beyond Borders: Global Africa.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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! 

Irene Butter: 31st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Jewish Community Center.

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This U-M economics professor emeritus, a Holocaust survivor, talks about her new memoir, Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, with former UMS president Ken Fischer.
4 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [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.

Nov. 4: "The Secret of Supermoon" (Fang Lu, 2015). Documentary short featuring interviews with different women about their ex-lovers. Also Fang Lu's 2016 short film, Canton Novelty, about 3 girlfriends who spend a summer vacation discovering their superpowers. Mandarin & Cantonese, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Nov. 11: "The Glory of Life" (Wang Qingsong, 2018). Documentary by this contemporary Chinese artist about his artistic process. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Nov. 18: "Human Flow" (Ai Weiwei, 2017). Heartbreaking documentary about the global refugee crisis. 4 p.m.
4 p.m., State Theatre. Free. 764-8888, 764-6308.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Enigma": Dexter Community Orchestra.

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Spectrum Orchestra (Birmingham, MI) conductor Diego Piedra conducts this volunteer ensemble in Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Elgar's Enigma Variations, and Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D minor.
4 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 355-0725. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Mix and Match": Michigan Chamber Players.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors performs a program highlighted by contemporary Tatar-Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's Piano Quintet. Other works TBA.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Reflections of the Past: Celebrating 125 Years": U-M Women's Glee Club.

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This student choir performs Levente Gyöngyösi's "Gloria Kajoniensis," Jake Runestad's "Sing, Wearing the Sky," Norman Dello Joio's "A Jubilant Song," Zebulon Highben's "And Miriam Sang," and Daniel Hall's "Reflections from Yad Vashem." Also, a performance by the South Lyon High School Varsity Women's Choir.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $15 (students, $5). 615-3204. [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., except Nov. 22. 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]


 5:15 p.m. 

"The Other Side of the Wind": Michigan Theater.

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Orson Welles' final film, completed more than 30 years after his death, is a faux-documentary of the last day in the life of a Hollywood film director. John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"23rd Concert4aCause: Winter Journey": Northside Community Church/First Baptist Church.

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Performances by U-M music students and faculty include the Blue Flute Choir in flutist-composer Gary Schocker's "Birds in a Monastery," the New Saxophone Quartet in Gabriel Pierne's Variations on a Ronde Populaire, and performances by the Khachaturian Trio, dancer Mario Vircha, and jazz 4-hand pianists Christian Matijas Mecca and Kathryn Goodson. Also, Flint Symphony Orchestra cellist Thor Sigurdson performs Pergolesi's Nina. Other performers include: Esther Metz Handbell Choir, bassist Lonette Perry, and pianist Susie Goodson. Reception follows. Proceeds benefit CIRCLES of Friends in Deed, a Washtenaw County nonprofit that pairs volunteers with disadvantaged persons.
5:30 p.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free; donations appreciated. 662-6351. [map]


 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 p.m. 

The Appleseed Collective: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Popular young local acoustic quartet whose music is an enchanting blend of lyric-based folk-rock with Dixieland and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies. "It's as if The Hot Club of Cowtown bumped into The Vagaband in a woodland clearing and battled off," says Americana UK critic Jeremy Searle in his review of the band's 2013 CD Young Love. "But even that doesn't really do justice to their sound, as there are bits of New Orleans, Roma, backwoods blues and a whole lot more in their melting pot." With guitarist Andrew Brown, violinist/mandolinist Brandon Worder-Smith, bassist Eric O'Daly, and percussionist/washboard player Vince Russo.
6 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$25 (students, $10) at a2tix.com/organizations/kerrytown-concert-house. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Moon Cicle: Luxe Odette.

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Are you working with or against the Universe's energies? Get In Flow with the current energies to help you fulfill your life's mission.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S Main. Free. 7345317166. luxeodette@gmail.com https://www.luxeodette.com [map]



 6:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Daniel Bigham: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this local poet, a Neutral Zone advisor.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"King Lear": University Musical Society.

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Broadcast of the 2018 National Theatre (London) production that stars Ian McKellen in Shakespeare's tragedy, the harrowing yet sublime story of an aging king who decides to divide his kingdom among his 3 daughters.
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.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church's adult choir & chamber orchestra in Fauré's Requiem in commemoration of All Saints and All Souls Days.
7:15 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde: The Ark.

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Pop-folk duo featuring vocalists from 2 iconic British Invasion vocal duos, Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon and Jeremy Clyde of Chad & Jeremy.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Nov. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Mid90s": State Theatre.

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(Jonah Hill, 2018). Dramedy about a 13-year-old boy in 90s-era LA who spends his summer negotiating between a new group of skater friends and his troubled home life.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [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]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

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

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: saxophonist Tim Haldeman & trumpeter Justin Walter. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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