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Calendar of Events

Friday, November 9, 2018

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 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 

29th Annual Gaming Convention: U•Con.

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Nov. 9-11. 400-600 competitors are expected to turn out to play a wide spectrum of tabletop games, from board games of all kinds (including European family-oriented board games) and role-playing games (including some RPGA-sanctioned events) to collectible card games and miniaturized simulations of historical and fictional battlefields. A "Kid U•Con" area features a variety of games and activities for kids. Participants also are invited to bring in games to play in an open gaming area. Representatives of game design companies are on hand to discuss and demonstrate their games. Also, a dealers' room with sales and demos of games. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. Complete schedule of events available at
8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Sun.) Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Weekend pass $25 in advance, $35 (students and active & retired military, $25) at the door. Fri. & Sun., $15 in advance and at the door; Sat. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; kids ages 7-12 (accompanied by an adult), $10; kids 6 & under, free. Also, $2-$4 to play most games. Advance registration available online at 930-6363. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The University of Michigan Presents Symposium: Shaping Future Cities: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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The new technologies and development practices that are transforming cities operationally, socially, and spatially create opportunities and challenges for architecture and planning. Disruptive private-sector innovations like ridesharing open up new options, but also new problems. Ubiquitous sensing raises questions about data privacy and ownership. Technology- enabled services are changing our experience of the city, yet exclude many and expand existing social divides.
This day-long symposium at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning convenes leaders in practice and academia from across and beyond North America to assess the implications of change and describe compelling strategies for shaping future cities.
At the Shaping Future Cities Symposium, urban practitioners, designers, and developers draw on insights from leading-edge projects and interrogate competing methodologies to show how we can plan and design better cities.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069. 7347641300. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Shaping Future Cities": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Daylong series of talks by U-M and visiting scholars on the ways new technologies are shaping city planning and how they can be used to promote equity and broaden civic engagement.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Art+Architecture Bldg. Taubman Wing Commons, 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 764-1300. [map]

 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Talking About a Revolution: Art, Design, and the Institution": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Nov. 9 & 10. Two days of talks by artists, designers, educators, and others, including Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts director Daniel Byers, internationally acclaimed performance artist (and U-M art professor) Holly Hughes, Detroit-based Afrofuturist artist Ingrid LaFleur, and others.
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Fri.) & 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), U-M Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Free; reservations requested at (search for "talking about a revolution"). 764-0397. [map]

 10-10:30 a.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.p.m.4:00-8:00 p.m.  Free! 

Clay Gallery on Exhibit @ Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Remember the Clay Gallery that you knew and loved? Celebrate its return at Yourist Studio Gallery in a special Clay Gallery on Exhibit pop-up show beginning October 16.
Opening Reception, Friday, October 19, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
The exhibit runs from October 16-November 16
Reconnect with your favorite Clay Gallery artists and discover an outstanding selection of their latest works, from beautiful functional ware like plates, bowls, cups, and teapots to stunning decorative works like animal figures, tiles, sculptures, and wall pieces.
"We are excited to share the many pathways each of us has been exploring in clay since the closing of our 30 year cooperative gallery in Downtown Ann Arbor."
Participating Clay Gallery artists include Royce Disbrow, Craig Hinshaw, Shirley Knudsvig, Yiu-Keung Lee, Brigit Macomber, Susanne Stephenson, Kris Stewart, Joe Szutz, Debbie Thompson, Shirley White-Black, and Donna Williams.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 7346624914. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs., except May 2. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., except May 27. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.

 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]

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  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.

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"From Orientalism to Modern Rationalization? Buddhism and Colonial Governmentality in Laos and French Indochina (1893-1953)": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Talk by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Germany) anthropologist Patrice Ladwig.
11:30 a.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0352. [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  Free! 

Family Doctor Open House: Beyond Primary Care.

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Beyond Primary Care, is a family medicine clinic which is accepting new patients in Ann Arbor Michigan. It is hosting multiple open houses for both November and December. You can personally meet the doctor, view the clinic, ask questions, and learn more about direct primary care. Beyond Primary Care is located in Suite 105.
Beyond Primary Care, 2500 Packard St, Ann Arbor MI. Free. 7343952850. [map]

 noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Fri. except Nov. 23. All invited to bring a lunch and participate in a directed craft activity. Nov. 2: "Dot Art." Nov. 9: "Found Poetry." Nov. 16: "Painted Postcards." Nov. 30: "Watercolor & Soft Pastel Workshop."
Noon-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]

 12:30 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. [map]

 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri., except May 27. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., families are invited to learn out loud at the library with stories, music, activities and a craft that promotes early literacy for preschoolers. Parent and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. [map]

 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. 

"Death and Dying: A Conversation - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Talking about death often provokes discomfort, anxiety and fear. This study group provides an opportunity to explore issues surrounding one's own death, including the business of death, funerals and rituals, and end of life conversations with family and friends.
You will examine these components of death, enabling you to increase your comfort level in conversations with family and friends, to become better advocates, and to understand how grief may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death. The group will provide many opportunities to share your thoughts and experiences.
Instructor Susan Sefansky was a social worker with University of Michigan Health System from 1985-2017. She has worked with many aspects of death, dying, grief and loss from pediatrics to geriatrics, and has developed a comfort level in dealing with death.
This study group will meet on Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45, from November 9 through November 9 through November 30. No class on Nov.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $20. 734-998-9351. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Candy Construction": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades preK-5 invited to build a construction project with toothpicks and candy.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.

 3 p.m. 

"Basket Weaving": Flipside Art Studio.

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Unwind while you learn the art of underwater basket weaving
Underwater? Relax, stay calm, the class is on dry land! While there will be tubs of water, they are for the reeds to soak. Come learn the age old techniques including coiled baskets, ribbed baskets and spoke and weave baskets. Our classes will give you the foundational skills from which you can go on to make a number of different types of baskets from a variety of materials.
6 Week Course. Materials Included.
Flipside Art Studio, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter. $150. 734.997.5066. [map]

 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

 3:40, 6:15, & 9:40 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)., 668-TIME.

 4, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:15, 6:50, & 9:30 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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

 4:15, 7, & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 4:30, 7:10, & 9:20 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)., 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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

 6 p.m. 

"Reincarnate: Gallery + Market": Morgan & York.

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Celebrate the season of enchanting decay with art, music, and libations at Morgan & York (1928 Packard). Floral designers from the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas will breathe a second life into the bounty of the fields to create floral installations around the word Reincarnate.
Take home treasures from local artists and foragers to kick off holiday shopping in truly unique form. Mingle in a community hub. Ogle the creative magic.
The event kicks off Friday 11/9 at 6pm, continues Saturday 11/10 from 10am-4pm, and wraps up with morning yoga on Sunday 11/11 at 10am. Admission of $5 supports the artists.
See you there!
Morgan & York, 1928 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $5. (734) 662-0798. [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]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Storytelling Event: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Homelessness Awareness Week.

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Poetry readings, testimonials, and storytelling by people who have experienced homelessness. Also, an art display and information from area agencies that address homelessness.
6-8 p.m., Ypsilanti Freight House, 100 Market Pl, Ypsilanti. Free. 662-2829, ext. 226. [map]

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"After-Hours Glow Party": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to apply neon face paint, play glow-in-the-dark games, and create black light graffiti.
6-7:30 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"13th Annual Compassionate Feast": Huron Valley Humane Society Fundraiser.

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Multiple-course vegetarian (or vegan) dinner, cocktails, and a roast of bestselling local sports writer John U. Bacon. Also, a silent auction.
6:30 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom. $150 & $250. Reservations required at 662-5585. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese Style Series: Going Goaty": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer taste samples of goat's milk cheese, including chèvre, cheddar, and blue cheese. Bread & additional accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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Sept. 14: Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson's 2017 drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a 1950s London dressmaker whose life is disrupted by a strong-willed young woman.

Oct. 12: Mary Shelley, Haifaa Al-Mansour's 2017 biopic about Shelley's affair with poet Percy Shelley that inspired her to write Frankenstein.

Nov. 9: TBA.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Web of Health: Connections with Environment and Well-Being": Michigan Friends Center Friday night film series.

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Through the film showings and group discussions, we explore the ways in which human health factors are intertwined with our environment and may be supported by nature-centered living conditions. We will seek to bring out representative issues that add new dimensions and pose provocative questions in addition to more familiar topics at the environment/health nexus. Co-sponsored by Transition Town Chelsea.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, Michigan 48118, Chelsea. Donations welcome. 734.475.1892. http// [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"You Are Awake - open talk with Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien"

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"You are not the voice in your head, or the emotions, or the stress... You are what can recognize the voice, the emotions, and the stress. You are Awake."

-Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien

What is AWAKE? …. open, unlimited, bright, pure, fresh, full of clarity, wisdom, and compassion. In Awake, there is no fear, no stress, no judging, no blaming, no confusion, no ego, right/wrong, good/bad, nor even birth/death.

Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien is an Awake teacher, known internationally as very inspiring and dynamic, she easily engages her listeners and opens their minds through interactive questions, live demos, and stories. Seeing clearly that all people already have Awake within, but habits, perceptions, and illusion have covered it over, Zen Master made "the great vow" to step into this world to help people of all ages, cultures, and religions to discover, return, and become one with Awake and break the system of ego that comes from ignorance and causes all suffering.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. 832-403-9248. [map]

 7 p.m. 

25th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

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Nov. 9-11. 3 days of Polish films. Polish, subtitles.

Nov. 9: "Cicha noc (Silent Night)" (Piotr Domalewski, 2017). Comic drama about a man who visits his family at Christmas after working abroad for a few years. 7 p.m. Kler (Clergy), Wojciech Smarzowski's 2018 drama about 3 Catholic priests who meet to celebrate the anniversary of an event that could have killed them. 9 p.m.

Nov. 10: "Children's Program." Includes Wieslaw Zieba's animated short Zubr Pompik (Pompik the Bison) (10 a.m.) and Basia (11 a.m.), Lukasz Kacprowicz & Marcin Wasilewski's animated short about a playful little girl. Also, a Children's Book Fair after each short. "Documentaries and Short Films." 12:30 p.m. Kamerdyner (The Butler), Filip Bajon's 2018 drama that follows a Prussian family through 4 decades covering both world wars. Followed by Q&A with Bajon. 6 p.m. 7 uczuc (7 Feelings), Marek Koterski's 2018 comedy about a man who takes a journey into his past to figure out why he can't understand emotions. 9 p.m.

Nov. 11: "Children's Program." Screening of Tarapaty (Double Trouble), Marta Karwowska's 2017 family-friendly adventure about 2 kids trying to retrieve a long-lost Picasso from a derelict house. 10 a.m. A Children's Book Fair follows at 11:30 a.m. "Documentaries and Short Films." 12:30 p.m. Miasto 44 (Warsaw '44), Jan Komasa's 2014 romantic drama set against the bloody 1944 Warsaw Uprising. 2:35 p.m.

Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $6; U-M students with ID, FREE; children's program, $5; family ticket for children's program, $15). [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Caroline Johnson & Tara E. Jay: Nicola's Books.

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Readings by these 2 poets. Johnson is a Chicago-area writer whose first collection, The Caregiver, was inspired by the 15 years she cared for her aging parents. Jay is a U-M creative writing grad from Indiana whose poems have recently been published in Nashville Review and Forklift, Ohio.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 7 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Nov. 1: Findlay. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 9: Mount St. Mary's. 7 p.m.

Nov. 19: Detroit Mercy. 7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Long Island. 7 p.m.

Dec. 15: Morgan State. 11 a.m.

Dec. 21: Southern. Noon.

Dec. 31: Minnesota. 2 p.m.

Jan. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: OSU. 3 p.m.

Jan. 27: MSU. 2 p.m.

Jan. 31: Iowa. 6 p.m.

Feb. 7: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Feb. 21: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Mar. 3: Wisconsin. 2 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Making": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry demonstrates how to make paper, using recycled materials and seeds, that you can plant next spring.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Seeds of Change: Incarcerated Youth and Adult Ex-Offenders Find Purpose in Gardening": Unitarian Universalist Church of Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talks by Chelsea Farmers Market director Emily Griswold, We the People Growers Association (Ypsilanti) founder Melvin Parsons, and Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility vocational horticulture instructor Ellen Baron.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Xanadu": Chelsea High School Theatre Guild.

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CHS theater director Paige Conway directs students in this 2007 musical (loosely based on the 1980 film of the same name) about a down-on-his-luck Venice Beach chalk artist inspired by the Greek muses (in human disguise) to combine arts and athletics into one perfect entertainment: roller disco.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sat.), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. $12 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at the Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door. 475-4524. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Metaphysics, Emotional Intelligence and Intuitive Self Realization": G Arthur Weidman.

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Armchair Philosopher G Arthur Weidman from Kalamazoo, visits Ann Arbor five times during this Fall to present an alternate view of the Universe. Metaphysics teaches us to be in harmony with the Universal Force of Consciousness, and how one can implement the power of Universal forces through Thoughts, Emotions, Beliefs and Expectations. Everything we need to know, is something that is already known intuitively, by virtue of who we already are.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S Main St. Donation. 2695016223. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Boston-area caller Tom Roby leads to live music by Debbie Jackson, Josh Burdick, and Steve Schneider. For experienced dancers.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meet & Greet: Professional Volunteer Corps.

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The Professional Volunteer Corps holds its monthly meeting, social, and orientation for new members on the second Friday of every month. PVC welcomes singles 25 or older who would like to help out local non-profits and have some fun while you're at it. We schedule 2-3 volunteer opportunities and 2-3 social events each month. Participation is flexible. You are welcome to attend and check us out! Check out our web site for directions or more information.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. Free. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Storyfest: Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild.

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Premiere storytelling event of the year - filled with laughs, memories, truth and an occasional tear. Great snacks, door prizes and free parking come with admission. "The Moth" storytelling winners are featured tellers. Not to be missed by adventure-seekers or fun-lovers!
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $15/person. 734-662-4419. and [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Timothy McAllister & Liz Ames: U-M School of Music.

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Two-time Grammy winning saxophonist (and U-M music professor) McAllister and local pianist Ames perform works by Messiaen, Biedenbender, William Grant Still, Fernande Decruck, British composer Andy Scott, and others. The duo has a forthcoming album of works by Scott.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Oct. 6: Vermont. Time TBA.

Oct. 7: Waterloo. Exhibition game. Time TBA.

Oct. 12: Team USA under 18. Exhibition game. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 & 27: St. Lawrence. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 & 10: Notre Dame. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 23 & 24: Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: MSU. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 & 8: Minnesota. 8 p.m.

Jan. 8: Merrimack. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 24: Penn State. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8: MSU. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 22 & 23: Ohio State. 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 22) & 6 p.m. (Feb. 23).
Various times (see listing), Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$40 at 764-0247. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"27th Annual Storyfest": Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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This storytelling program, formerly known as "Tellabration," features area storytellers performing for adults & youth age 14 & older. Emcee is veteran Chelsea fiction writer and playwright Steve Daut, a Second City improv comedy grad who combines comedy and magic in spoken word performances. Also, local storytellers Barbara Schultzgruber, Rich Swanson, Laura Lee Hayes, Jane Fink, Jennifer Otto, and Beverly Black. One of more than 300 Tellabration programs being held around the country. Proceeds help fund free area storytelling events. There is a children's Tellabration at the Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Branch on Nov. 11 (see listing in Kids Calendar). Sale of the 2-CD set, Tellabration! LIVE! with the Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild.
7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. $15 (students with ID, $10) at the door only. 662-4419. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Love and Information": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Nov. 8-11. Quinn Strassel directs Community High students in Caryl Churchill's 2012 play comprised of 57 vignettes featuring more than 100 nameless characters in various scenarios that explore the effects of endless streams of data on personal and romantic relationships. Cast: Sonja Benjamins-Carey, Bree Boehman, Phoebe Bolz, Kaili Brooks, Harrison Brown, Jeff Burris, Allea Burton, Simon Cassell-Kelley, Ben Chambers, Mali Chappell-Lakin, Aris Chalin, Lacey Cooper, Julianne Dial, Nicole Diaz-Pezua, Niko Galifianakis, Noah Greenberg, Jada Green, Isa Grofsorean, Nic Grofsorean, Eva Hannibal, Eliahna Heimann, Anabelle Jones, Loey Jones-Perpich, Max Klarman, Romeo Klobucar, Koro Kouyate, Chloe Kurihara, Ian Loomis, Jasmine Lowenstein, Phoebe MeLampy, Nadia Naines, Tyler Parrish, Isabel Perry, Noah Pike, Bao Polkowski, Brooke Ellen Rafko, Evan Rago, Sam Ramser, Andrea Schnell, Mairead Seyfarth, Lily Sickman-Garner, Erin Simmons, Stephanie Smith, David Thierbach, Rowan Tucker-Meyer, Ella Volk, Noah Webb, Bella Weier, Gabrael Wolmark, Daniel Zeimet, and Emma Zielinski.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $9) in advance at and at the door. 994-2025. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"MACFest": Michigan A Cappella Council.

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Performances by all 16 U-M student a cappella ensembles.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $10 (students, $7). [map]

 7:30 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 and at the door. 994-2191. [map]

 7:30 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 & at the door. 994-6515. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by either Crazy Wisdom staffer Deb Flint or Crazy Wisdom owner Bill Zirinsky, of Dzigar Kongtrul's new book about the Buddhist concept of warmth inspired by an awakened mind.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch" by Shem Bitterman Michigan Premiere: Theatre Nova.

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"Extraordinary art must be tamed," says reclusive genius Simon Grindberg, the world's most illustrious children's book writer. But, holed up in a remote cabin with his next masterpiece a decade overdue, it's not clear who is the master and who is the servant. When Peter Chandler, a starving artist with his own literary aspirations, is hired to help "The Great Man" finish his overdue book, an unlikely friendship ensues, secrets are revealed, and the lines of reality begin to blur. Ultimately, both men must face the terrifying beast dwelling in the dark forest, in a struggle for their artistry, their sanity, and their souls. Directed by Nancy Kammer, The Stone Witch features Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, and Diane Hill.
Theatre NOVA, 410 w Huron. $22, Pay-What-You-Can available. 7346358450. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band Chamber Winds: U-M School of Music.

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This wind ensemble drawn from U-M Concert Band members performs Tylman Susato's Dance Suite, Hirokazu Fukushima's Fantasy Pastorale, Steve Danyew's Alcott Songs, Michael Schelle's Prayer, and Weill's Little Threepenny Music.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Keith Alberstadt: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 8-10. A contributing writer to SNL "Weekend Update," National Lampoon, and several online magazines, Alberstadt is known for his clever, sharply perceptive observational humor and off-handed charm. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $13 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 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 Noël 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, by phone, and at the door. 926-5376. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Candide": U-M Opera Theatre.

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Nov. 8-11. Matthew Ozawa and Kenneth Kiesler direct U-M students in Leonard Bernstein's 1989 revision of his 1955 operetta, an adaptation of Voltaire's classic 18th-century satire about the cartoonlike misadventures of the hapless Candide as he pursues love and fortune back and forth across Europe. The superb score, which features lyrics by Richard Wilbur and Dorothy Parker, among others, is best known for the aria "Glitter and Be Gay." With English supertitles so the audience can be sure to understand the words being sung.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students with ID, $12) in advance at, the Michigan League Ticket Office, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Emergency Rave": U-M School of Art & Design.

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U-M dance students and Detroit-based DJ Nandi Comer perform their homage to those who lost their lives in the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in 2016. Audience participation.
8 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free; reservations requested at (search for "emergency rave"). 764-0397. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Shakespeare in Love": PTD Productions.

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Nov. 8-11 & 14-17. Joe York directs local actors in Lee Hall's adaptation of the celebrated 1998 romantic comedy that imagines a penniless young Shakespeare tormented by writer's block until he meets his muse, a wannabe actress promised to a stuffy lord. Their passionate love affair becomes the basis for his next play, Romeo and Juliet. The Chicago Tribune calls it "a love letter to the collaborative nature of the theater and how the timeless, panicked condition of the artist … can spawn counterintuitive creative brilliance." Cast: David Liskow, Patricia Sallans, Tim Henning, Linda Lee Austin, Wyatt Woodside, Tyler Bell, Jeff Hackett, Susan Morris, Ethan Kelly, Gwenyth Darling,

Kylie Alred, Skyler Baty, Alice Fell, and Cindy Franklin.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"ThanksLiving Room": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Nov. 9, 16, & 23. The League of Pointless Improvisers perform an improvised one-act play that revolves around the aftermath of a family meal. They also do "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. Opener: guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 & 11 p.m.  Free! 

"The Baltimore Waltz": U-M Basement Arts.

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Nov. 9 & 10. Liam Loomer directs students in Paula Vogel's Obie-winning tragicomedy, an AIDS allegory about an uptight schoolteacher who thinks she's contracted a fatal disease from an elementary-school toilet seat. Accompanied by her equally repressed librarian brother, she crisscrosses Europe in search of a cure. Along the way, she meets a variety of characters who teach her to let loose and enjoy life.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 11 p.m. (Fri.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Rocky Horror Show": Dexter Community Players.

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Nov. 2, 3, 9, & 10. Barbara Danner directs local actors in Richard O'Brien's long-running rock musical, a delightful send-up of campy horror films, about a fresh-scrubbed young couple, Brad & Janet, who find themselves unexpected guests at Frankenstein Mansion, whose residents include a transsexual transvestite alien in the midst of a diabolical experiment. The score includes such favorites as "Dammit, Janet!," "The Time Warp," and "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me." Audience participation prop bags available ($5).
8 p.m., Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $15). 726-0355, [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Nancy Kammer directs the Michigan premiere of NYC-based playwright Shem Bitterman's 2016 drama about a starry-eyed young writer commissioned to coax a new book out of his hero, an aged children's book illustrator who has toiled so long on a deeply personal tale called "The Stone Witch" that he has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Cast: Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, & Diane Hill.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Weaving": U-M Residential College Players.

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Nov. 9 & 10. RC students perform U-M creative writing student Hodges Adams' new play about 2 teenage best friends--one lesbian, one gay--who each struggle to maintain their friendship while coming to terms with their identities and desires.
8 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free; donations welcome. 763-0176. [map]

 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tessa & Jordan Duo

South Lyon duo whose eclectic repertoire includes 1930s blues, classic rock, and Americana covers. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Approachable Minorities

Ypsilanti hip-hop ensemble. Openers: the Ypsilanti pop-folk trio Truman, the local teen deathcore band Colorless Exile, local R&B singer Reigna Reign, and the popular local soul-inflected hip-hop singer and rapper Nickie P, along with Hybrids and Gypsy Music Collective. $10. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Habitat Lounge: Persuasion

Versatile Detroit R&B dance band. [venue info]

Live: "Kinks Led Zeppelin."

Robert Plant tribute show with performers TBA. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Barbarossa Brothers

Saginaw bayou-inflected Americana trio that cites Levon Helm as its main influence. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Billy Brandt

Rootsy, country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock by this veteran Detroit singer-songwriter. He is accompanied by dobro player Dave Falk. [venue info]


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