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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2018






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-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. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [map]



 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m., Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 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]


 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]


 10:30 a.m. 

Katsuya Yuasa: Society for Musical Arts.

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This Florida-based clarinetist, 2017 winner of the local Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Competition, performs works by Poulenc, Muczynski, André Messager, 20th-century Welsh composer Alec Templeton, contemporary German composer Jörg Widmann, and 20th-century French clarinetist Louis Cahuzac. With pianist Gail Jennings. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 4 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Adventures in Watercolor 2": Flipside Art Studio.

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Have you painted a few watercolor pieces before and ready for a closer in depth look?
Join our Art Director, Lia, for a closer look into the never ending possibilities of watercolor paint. Focusing on texture, detail and adding some mixed media throughout the six week experience. This course will focus on the artistic process of creating a watercolor masterpiece, spending our time perfecting two or three jaw-dropping piece during this six week course.
Flipside Art Studio, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter. $150. 734.997.5066. lia@flipsideartstudio.com flipsideartstudio.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Bookworms": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m., families with babies are invited to sing songs, listen to stories and participate in age appropriate activities that promotes early literacy. Parents and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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All invited to accompany Gratzi head chef Dan Gawura to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Gawura prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except May 27. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Chinese & East Asian Notated Musical Sources": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Shanghai Conservatory of Music musicology department director Weiping Zhao discusses the different notation systems that existed in China before the introduction of Western music notation in the 9th century.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Organ Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by St. Hugo of the Hills (Bloomfield Hills) organist Nicholas Garcia.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"˝ Day Pizza Cafe": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to celebrate early-release day with pizza and games.
12:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Wisdom Circle: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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A comparison and celebration of the different approaches of the world's religions to various spiritual topics. Topics would include but not be limited to such areas as compassion, peace, social justice, war, salvation, enlightenment, and social relationships.
This study group will meet on Wednesdays, 1-2:30, from November 7 through December 12 (no class on November 28). Instructor: J T Ramelis
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Exploring Watercolor 1": Flipside Art Studio.

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Jump in, the water is bright and full of paint!
Dive into the fundamental techniques of watercolor paint with our Art Director, Lia. Focusing on the basics such as brush strokes, blending, color mixing wet on wet painting, dry brush and resist painting. Each week we will tackle a new skill while creating small art pieces, that will be nothing short of brag-worthy!
6 Week Course. Materials Included.
Flipside Art Studio, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter. $150. 734.997.5066. lia@flipsideartstudio.com flipsideartstudio.com [map]



 2-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Future of Social Security": Life-Cycle Economics and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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An educational forum on Social Security and federal budget policy followed by a networking reception.Keynote speaker: Jason Fichtner, former acting deputy commissioner, Social Security Administration, and senior lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
Other speakers include: William Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance; Janet Barr, actuary, American Academy of Actuaries; Rachel Greszler, research fellow in economics, budget and entitlements, The Heritage Foundation; Christopher O'Leary, senior economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Nirupama Rao, assistant professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Luke Shaefer, director, Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan; John Laitner, director, Life-Cycle Economics, University of Michigan.
Michigan League Vandenberg Room, 911 N University Ave. Free. 734-764-0446. https://events.umich.edu/event/56538 [map]


 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Atlantis as an Aggregate": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course will be a deep-dive into the book "The Worldwide Flood: Uncovering and Correcting the Most Profound Error in the History of Science" by Michael Jaye, Ph.D.
Discussed at length will be the catastrophic changes in recent earth history and the re-occurrence of these changes relative to our present challenged environment. Our planet has had many catastrophic changes and they will be explored.
Dave Smith has a Ph.D. in Education plus a passion for protecting our progeny from environmental degradation.
This Study Group will begin Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. November 7 - December 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 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]


 3:30, 6:30, & 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.


 3:35, 6:20, & 9:20 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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Emily Brontë at 200: The Uncanny Power of Wuthering Heights": Concordia University Books & Coffee.

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Talk by Concordia English professor Mark Looker. Refreshments.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor Living Room, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Fashion in Time: Visual Cultures of Clothing in Early Laissez-Faire Society": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Lecture by U-M art history professor Susan Siegfried.
4 p.m., Weiser Hall 10th Floor, 500 Church. Free. 615-6667. [map]


 4:10 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]


 4:10, 6:50, & 9:10 p.m. 

"Beautiful Boy": State Theatre.

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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.
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.


 4:20, 6:40, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?": State Theatre.

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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.
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.


 4:30, 7, & 9:30 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tea with the Dames": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2018). Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright reminisce about their decades-long friendship and their prestigious careers in this candid documentary shot over a weekend at an English country house.
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. 

"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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton and Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"The Science Behind Forest Bathing and the Forest Therapy Movement": A2 Shinrin yoku.

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Forest bathing ( called shinrin-yoku in Japan) is a science based practice of nature connection that has been getting increasingly popular. Come to this two-hour workshop and learn about the science behind the movement, and all the ways that your body is in relationship with nature! The workshop will be led by Cayla Samano, the first certified forest therapy guide in southeast Michigan. Cayla guides forest therapy experiences around the greater Washtenaw area, including at Leslie Science and Nature Center and Heritage Park Nature Center in Farmington Hills.
(Workshop repeats)
Crazy Wisdom Book store and Tea Room, 114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $15. 810-358-4046. csamano83@gmail.com Register online at a2shinrinyoku.com/ the Book Online page [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. and May 25. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (except May 25, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Mon.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (all dates), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Digital Art: 6 week class": Flipside Art Studio.

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Create Great Art with Procreate
DRAW, PAINT, CREATE whatever, whenever and wherever you go! Procreate is ranked one of the best artist apps out there. The only materials you need are your Ipad, stylus and imagination. Come learn to draw and paint portraits with this new tool for the modern age. Digital art doesn't have to look digital and it will give you a new approach for your art as well as sharpening, shaping and enhancing your studio art. You will also be introduced to a few other helpful art apps. Come embrace this new technology, you won't be disappointed at what you can create.
Flipside Art Studio Dexter Location, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Road, Dexter. $120. 734-997-5066. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com www.flipsideartstudio.com [map]



 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:50 & 9:35 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.


 7 p.m. 

"6 Weeks to Mother's Day": Michigan Theater.

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(Marvin Blunte, 2017). Documentary about students preparing for a celebration honoring their "mother," the founder of the school they attend in a remote Thai jungle.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Tret Fure: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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A virtuoso pop-rock guitarist and songwriter who got her start with the Spencer Davis Group in the early 70s, Fure has been a major figure in women's music since the early 80s. Her latest CD, Roses in November, has "exceptionally crafted songs delivered with passion, conviction, and yes, soul," writes The Hudson River Sampler folk radio host Wanda Fischer. Opener TBA.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Aug. 31: Cleveland State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 1: EMU. Noon.

Sept. 1: Harvard. 7 p.m.

Sept. 4: Valparaiso. 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Oakland. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: Louisiana State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 8: Colorado State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 14: Notre Dame. 7 p.m.

Sept. 28: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Sept. 30: Penn State. 1 p.m.

Oct. 5: Purdue. 9 p.m.

Oct. 6: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 26: Wisconsin. 8 p.m.

Nov 7: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Nov 10: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Nov. 21: Northwestern 7 p.m.

Nov 24: MSU. 7 p.m.

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Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). Tickets for MSU, Penn State, & Nebraska matches are all $8. 764-0247.


 7 p.m. 

"Cooking with Scraps": Literati Bookstore.

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Local writer and former Food52 columnist (and Observer contributor) Lindsay-Jean Hard discusses her new cookbook that shows how to turn peels, cores, rinds, and stems into delicious meals. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 142 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Gardening & the Community": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Local gardeners discuss volunteer gardening projects and opportunities in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Rm. 125, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 761-8281.


 7 p.m. 

"HERsay 5": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Storytelling, singing, comedy, and improvisation by several area women. Partial proceeds benefit the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH).
7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 in advance and (if available) at the door. Pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Mittens, Stockings, and Trees: Oh My!": Saline District Library.

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Local artist Bonnie Rahn shows how to make a felt ornament or pin.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Good News About Bad Behavior": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Washington, D.C.-based journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis reads from her new book offering a theory of disciplining kids that involves building their skills to address the root causes of misbehavior.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 1st fl. lobby. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Is Fifth Avenue Press? An Introduction to AADL's Publishing Imprint": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Writers who have published their books through the AADL discuss the imprint and how to submit a manuscript.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [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]



 7:15 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less Mr. Smooth style dance classes

"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! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of Stuart Kells' 2017 book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Jake Shimabukuro: University Musical Society.

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This Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso was one of the first YouTube stars when in 2006 he posted a video of his version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Since then, his buoyant musicianship, dazzling fretwork, and wide-ranging repertoire have earned him almost universal critical accolades. A No Depression review of his new album, The Greatest Day, praises his "dazzling musical dexterity, his canny arrangements, and his way of letting his feel for sound and structure direct him around musical corners and down unexplored musical paths."
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $14-$54 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The War and Treaty: The Ark.

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Nov. 7 & 8. Soulful Americana band from Albion, anchored by the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount. Trotter wrote his first song while on tour in Iraq, teaching himself to play on a piano confiscated from one of Saddam Hussein's private palaces. With Blount's influences of Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Aretha Franklin, the two create songs that are inspired by darkness and despair but lean toward a higher spiritual purpose. Opener: Courtney Marie Andrews, a young country-folk Americana singer-songwriter from Phoenix whose 2018 Fat Possum CD May Your Kindness Remain was named one of the top 25 country albums of the year by Rolling Stone.
8 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]



 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed., except Nov. 21. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Oct. 31 is a Halloween dance at the Michigan League ballroom.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Nov. 7 & 14) & Michigan League Ballroom (Nov. 28). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:25 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Billy Raffoul

All ages admitted. Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist with a soulful vocal style $12 ($15 at the door). 8 p.m.- midnight. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit. [venue info]

 
 


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