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Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 17, 2018






 
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 8:15 a.m. 

"Double Visions: Curves and Circles That Create Wonderful Illusions": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Talk by Colorado quilter Louisa Smith.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). programs@gaaqg.com. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Nov. 10 & 17. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Nov. 10), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Nov. 17), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Hanukkah Bazaar: Women of Temple Beth Emeth.

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Nov. 17 & 18. Sale of gelt, candles, dreidels, menorahs, gift wrap, toys, cards, kitchen items, music, jewelry, and more.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sat.) & 3-7 p.m. (Sun.), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free admission. 665-4744. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Indoor Yard Sale: Unity Church of Ann Arbor.

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Indoor yard sale: Tools, clothes, books, toys, house hold, etc.
UNITY CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR, MI., 4599 CARPENTER ROAD, Ypsilanti. Free admission. (734)4348545. pbmiracle@gmail.com [map]


 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Explore the Universe with Luminos": MacTechnics.

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Group members discuss how this award-winning astronomy app works on iOS devices, including watches. The program begins with a Q&A, 9-11 a.m., for Mac questions of any kind.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Contact@mactechnics.org. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Hike the 1000-Foot Esker in Waterloo": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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This 1.5 mile hike traces the path made by meltwater from the retreat of an ancient glacier. An esker is colloquially known as a "hogback," like the road near Arborland. Wear sturdy shoes & bring water.
9 a.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. Free. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.


 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Count It All Joy!": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Talk by local Shekinah Church minister Bernardine Wormley Daniels. Refreshments.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]


 9:45 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"The November 6th Election: Looking Backward and Looking Forward": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join a discussion with candidates, campaign managers, and proposal advocates of election results. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., (10 a.m. in Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]


 10 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]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Game Day Charity Beer Garden": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Game days just got better with a food truck rally & craft drafts at the Charity Beer Garden benefiting the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor!
Held every University of Michigan home football game day at Stadium Club, Ann Arbor (327 East Hoover). The comfortable garden atmosphere just 450 feet from the stadium features local food trucks and craft beers.
CHECK CHARITYBEERGARDEN.COM FOR TIMES AND FEATURED BEERS!
Proceeds from beer sales go to supporting the Cancer Support Community's mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is a resource for education and information, and a place to gain support - all in an environment of acceptance and hope.
Stadium Club, Ann Arbor, 327 East Hoover. Free. 734-975-2500. erin@cancersupportannarbor.org charitybeergarden.com [map]
 



 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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Nov. 3 & 17. One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10 a.m.-midnight (registration 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $17 to race. (517) 290-7128. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Hiking the Sharon Short Hills": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike through these rolling hills.
10 a.m.-noon, Sharon Short Hills Preserve, 6700 Hashley Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Kitchen Knife Skills": Downtown Home & Garden.

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DH&G staff demonstrate cutting techniques for different meats & vegetables. Bring one straight-edge kitchen knife for free on-the-spot sharpening. Additional knives can be dropped off to be sharpened for $3 each.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Plastics Recycling & Looking Out for Nature": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to make wildlife feeders and shelters out of plastic containers.
10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch. Free. 761-3186. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Nov. 17 & 18. Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 17) & Noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 18), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Woodland Wonderland": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Kids ages 6-10, accompanied by a parent, invited to created scented sachets, evergreen swags, and winter decorations.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $10 per child. Preregistration recommended. mbgna.umich.edu/event/woodland-wonderland-kids-program, 647-7600. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  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]


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Let's Talk About It: Immigration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Storytelling program followed by discussion for families with kids in grades 1-6.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Nov. 3, 10, & 17. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M scholars. Nov. 3: "Particle Physics Buffet." Physics professor Dante Amidei discusses recent news and conundrums in particle physics. Nov. 10: Physics professor Wolfgang Lorenzon on "The Proton Radius Puzzle." Nov. 17: Math professor Ian Tobasco on "Wrinkles, Crumples, and Origami: The Physics and Geometry of Thin Elastic Sheets."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga is 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 door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon-6 p.m. 

Collaborative Meetup: TinkerTech.

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What's more fun than making things by yourself? Making things with others with whom you can share your skills and learn from. Our collaborative meetup is a six-hour tinkering session, followed by dinner and socializing at one of our fine, downtown Ypsilanti eateries. You can come with a software, hardware, art, or music project in mind and recruit others to work with you, or you can simply show up and contribute to a project you find interesting.
Things to know:
We recommend bringing your own laptop, but if you don't have one, don't worry, we'll have a computer for you.
All inventory and materials are 15% off during this event.
If you haven't had a chance to take our laser or 3D printer checkout classes, you'll have an opportunity to do so the day of the event (normal fees will apply).
This event is free for TinkerTech members and $20 for non-members.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $20. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/tinkertech-collaborative-meetup [map]



 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 TBA 

U-M Football vs. Indiana.

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Time TBA, Michigan Stadium. Tickets $65-$85 at (866) 296-MTIX and stubhub.com/michigan-football-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 17: "Splatoon 2: Hyperlocal Splat Fest." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up. Nov. 18: "Mario Kart." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Michigan Mammals!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a possum, skunk, cougar, and other mammals (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"NaNoWriMo Free Write Session": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 10 & 17. All adults and teens in grade 9 & up invited to work on their novel for this nonprofit promotion (also known as National Novel Writing Month) challenging teens and adults to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November.
1-3 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 1 & 7 p.m. 

"The Addams Family": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 15-18. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' classic cartoon-turned-TV series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Amigurumi Crochet Critter Joy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adult how to crochet a small octopus as an introduction to this Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys. Supplies provided. Previous crochet experience recommended.
2-5 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Bromeliads: Life in the Trees": Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Local bromeliad expert Paul Wingert discusses plants that can grow on the bark of trees.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. (248) 380-7359. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Slime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-12 invited to make some sticky, gooey slime using common ingredients.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Hello Dolly!": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 22), Nov. 15-Dec. 23. This local professional theater company performs Jerry Herman's long-running musical about a charismatic, opportunistic woman out to make a quick buck. Complications arise when she tries to play matchmaker to the wealthy Horace Vandergelder. The score includes such memorable songs as "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the title tune.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2 & 8 p.m. 

"Passing Strange": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Nov. 15-18. Broadway actor Tiffany Rachelle Stewart directs musical theater students in the 2008 rock musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, members of the L.A. psych-pop band The Negro Problem. The semi-autobiographical story focuses on a rebellious young black man who rejects his middle class religious upbringing in mid-70s L.A. to seek what he calls "the real" in Amsterdam and Berlin. The critically acclaimed art-pop/R&B score celebrates youthful idealism about art and love, occasionally tempered with the reflections years later of an older, wiser artist.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Sat. Docent-led themed tours of the museum, including a kid-friendly tour (Nov. 3), "Our Favorite Things" (Nov. 10), "Animals in the Kelsey Museum" (Nov. 17), and "Highlights of the Kelsey Museum" (Nov. 24).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3 p.m. 

"Past LIfe Exploration": Natalie Candela, Ph.D.

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Have you ever wondered if you lived before and if your past may have an impact on you present life? Past or parallel lives can leave lasting imprints on our present psyche. They affect our likes and dislikes, our beliefs, doubts, and fears, and highlight our interests and talents. Whether you are simply curious about the other lives you might have experienced or you want to clear away what's holding you back and tap into your undiscovered strengths, go on a profound journey of soul discovery and return with answers and a greater connection to the real You.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. $20. 810-701-5208. natalie@awakenedhypnosis.com www.awakenedhypnosis.com [map]



 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Nov. 3 & 17. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited for games, crafts, and other activities. Costumes encouraged.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Wine & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of cheese-friendly wines and artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tool Zoo": Maker Works.

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Members lead a tour of the shop and demonstrate tools, from a 3-D printer to a pewter casting machine and a plasma steel cutter. Demo pieces available to take home. Kids must be accompanied by a parent.
4:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (family, $8). Preregistration required at maker-works.com/tours. 222-4911. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Booster Club Presents: Parent's Night Out!: Champion Gymnastics.

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Parents, take an evening for yourself while your kids party the night away at Champion Gymnastics! We'll have relay races, fall-themed activities, and a glow stick party! Pizza and snacks will be provided. Please register in advance for this event by calling (734) 222-1810. All proceeds will benefit the Champion Gymnastics Booster Club whose mission is to defray the costs of competition and ensure that the sport of gymnastics is accessible to everyone.
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $20 first child, $10 second child. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com http://bit.ly/ParentsNightOutCGA2 [map]



 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Bandorama: Eastern Michigan University Bands.

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YPSILANTI, MI- The Eastern Michigan University Bands program will host its annual Bandorama at Pease Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The performance will include the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and the Marching Band. Bandorama showcases the Eastern Michigan University Bands program, while also acting as a fundraiser. Proceeds will be used to purchase new instruments, equipment and other needs of the band program. Interim Associate Director, Dr. Derek Shapiro, said Bandorama is the perfect opportunity for all music-lovers to enjoy a sonic smorgasbord sure to appeal to an audience of diverse tastes. "Ranging from bombastic to the divine, our students have prepared a program sure to please," said Shapiro.
Admission for Bandorama is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $6 for children 12 years-old and under. Tickets can be purchased at emutix.com or 734.487.2282.
Frederic H Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl, Ypsilanti. $12/$10/$6. 734.487.1430. emu.bands@emich.edu https://emich.edu/musicdance/ensembles/bands/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Bandorama: EMU Music Department.

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A rousing program by the EMU Wind Symphony, the EMU Symphonic Band, and the EMU Marching Band in full regalia.
7 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $10; kids under 12, $6) in advance at emutix.com and (if available) at the door. 487-1430.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Marlin Jenkins: Nicola's Books.

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Reading by this Detroit poet, a U-M creative writing grad whose poems often come off as fragments of a visionary spiritual autobiography.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m. 

"Let's Get Lit!": Neighborhood Theatre Group Fundraiser.

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Live music by accordionist Rudy Bernick and the NTG house band and a cabaret show with pianist Charles Worth and singers Kristin Danko, Kylista Geiger, Daniel Ghastin, Eric Hohnke, Alice Kepchar, Maegan Murphy, Greg Pizzino, Angela VanKempen, Craig VanKempen, and Christopher Zavac. Silent auction, raffle.
7 p.m., The Back Office Studio, 13 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $30 in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/3615163; $35 at the door. Ntgypsi.org. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Milk Like Sugar": EMU Theatre Department.

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Nov. 16-18. Local actor (and U-M alum) Ariel Pompey directs EMU drama students in Kirsten Greenidge's Obie-winning 2011 play about 3 African American teen girls who vow to get pregnant as a way to improve their lives. The Village Voice praised it as "an urban, African-American subworld that displays, for once, neither the brutalizing clichés of a poverty-stricken ghetto nor the discomfiting artificiality of a talented-tenth safe haven."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Northern Lights": Washtenaw Chorale.

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Alex Cave directs this 50-member local choir in contemporary songs from Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, and other countries.
7 p.m., Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. Free. 996-8867. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Owl Prowl": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Nov. 16 & 17. LSNC staff lead an evening hike for adults (Fri.) and kids age 5 & older accompanied by an adult (Sat.) to look for and call owls. Followed by a visit with live owls to learn how they are adapted to survive.
7-9 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $9 (members, $8); $34 (members, $30) per family on Sat. Space limited; preregistration required by Nov. 14. 997-1553. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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Philadelphia caller Mark Hillegonds leads contras to live music by Hotline Strings. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean shoes for dancing. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 476-4650. [map]


 7:30 p.m.

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Beer & Bible discussion: DCOC Singles.

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Come join us for an exciting time of bible discussion. This event is free and open to all.
Note: This is at a coffee house, several tables will be reserved. Beer, coffee and tea are available for purchase.
Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse, 307 N River St., Ypsilanti. Free. djietror2@marshall.edu [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Digital Music Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Stephen Rush directs this ensemble of music majors in a multimedia concert that includes video of the DME's recent performance in the Delaware Mine in the U.P.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Davis Technology Studio, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Mother Hicks": Greenhills School.

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Nov. 16-18. Emily Wilson-Tobin directs Upper School students in local playwright Suzan Zeder's powerful drama about 3 social outcasts living in the Midwest during the Great Depression.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 18), Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5). 769-4010. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org/trivia. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Audra McDonald: University Musical Society.

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This breathtakingly glamorous actress, a Juilliard-trained jazz singer, has won a record-breaking 6 Tonys, most recently for her performance as Billie Holliday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. "McDonald can fill the largest of spaces with her vocal and acting talents," writes an Oneida Dispatch reviewer. "But what makes her concerts so engaging is her ability to achieve an intimacy with an audience." Tonight's program features songs from American musical theater.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $17-$80 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Derick Lengwenus: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 15-17. Acclaimed French Canadian comic known for his hilarious character performances, including a popular routine about his German father. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served. The Nov. 15 show includes a 50/50 raffle fundraiser for the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Klezmephonic: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This classy local quintet plays swing- and Gypsy-influenced klezmer music, including rollicking freylakhs, sweet cradle songs, and American vaudeville tunes. With composer-bassist Dave Sharp, accordionist Will Cicola, clarinetist Jennie Lavine, violinist Henrik Karapetyan, and guitarist-banjoist Alex Belhaj.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations required. a2tix.com/events/Klezmephonic2018/tickets, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Lindsey Buckingham: Live Nation.

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This legendary former Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist performs songs from Solo Anthology, his new compilation of music spanning his solo career that showcases his fingerpicking and arranging skills.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $29-$49.50 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Luke Winslow-King: Stony Lake Brewing Acoustic Routes Concert.

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This Michigan-bred, New Orleans-based Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist specializes in pre-WWII pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. His latest album, Blue Mesa, was recorded in Italy, where Winslow-King decamped to after the deaths of a close friend and his father. A Pop Matters reviewer notes the album "exudes a sense of loss," relying heavily on Delta blues for an album that features "smoky vocals and sharp guitar playing." Opener: Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter Sam Corbin.
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $15 at the door only. 316-7919. [map]


 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Nov. 3 & 17. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas ($5) on Mondays (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, location TBA (Nov. 3) & Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Nov. 17) $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Richard Shindell: The Ark.

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A former bandmate of John Gorka in the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band, Shindell is a veteran folk-rock singer-songwriter who burst onto the national scene in 1992 with Sparrow's Point, a widely acclaimed LP that included "Kenworth of My Dreams," a song Ramblin' Jack Elliott has called one of the best truck songs he's ever heard. "Like Bruce Springsteen and Lucinda Williams, he dwells on big, often difficult moments in the lives of ordinary people. By staying with them even as he flies into metaphor, he maintains equanimity," says New York Times music critic Ann Powers.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office, the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Tanager Album Release Show wsg Modern Lady Fitness.

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For the first time in seven years, Tanager celebrates the release of our new music. Joined by Ypsi favorites Modern Lady Fitness, we're all going to stay warm together as autumn wanes!
We'll have our new album HZ DONUT for sale, perhaps in a surprising format. ;)
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. artist donations encouraged. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/407980183072324/ [map]



 8 p.m. 

"1st Annual Mermaid Party": Unicorn Feed & Supply.

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Performances by Ypsilanti drag queen diva Maxi Chanel, local burlesque dancer Luna Legare, and the "Queen Mermaid." Also, dancing to a DJ, a costume contest, themed cocktails, & prizes. Age 21 & over only.
8 p.m.-1 a.m., Bona Sera Underground, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $33 in advance at a2ix.com/events/mermaid-party-21-up. 660-2778. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

"Cabaret": U-M MUSKET.

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Nov. 16-18. Isabel Olson directs students in the popular Fred Ebb and John Kander Broadway musical about decadence in Germany during the rise of Nazism, based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Diaries. A dark, unsettling drama whose power is sharpened by its seductive, glittery surface, the story follows the romance between an American writer and a sultry British cabaret performer.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $13 (students, $7) in advance at ummusket.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"hand&hand": U-M Dance Department BFA Thesis Concert.

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Nov. 15-17. A concert of new solo and group works choreographed by 4 graduating U-M BFA candidates: Alyssa Gorman, Annelise Senkowski, Kandis Terry, and Amy Wensley.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Dance Studio, 1310 North University Ct. $7 at the door only. 763-5460. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [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 a2tix.com/organizations/ptd-productions, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Nov. 3 & 17. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown Harrington Brown

Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. Photo: Adrian Wylie. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Temple of the Fuzz Witch

Detroit doom-rock band. Openers: The Ypsilanti psych-stoner metal drum 'n' bass duo Bubak, the Grand Rapids stoner metal trio Rip Van Ripper, and the Detroit-area fuzz-rock quartet Toe Cutter. $7-$10. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Guy Hollerin's: Bruce Katz Band

Funky, greasy, blues-drenched, New Orleans-inspired R&B by a band led by this Hammond B-3 organist from Boston who teaches a course on the blues at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. "No one would mistake Katz's blues for jazz, but there are elements of jazz to be found on [his 2003 CD] Mississippi Moan, in that it occasionally features long solos and sophisticated harmonics not traditionally found on blues albums," says Bluesreviews critic Don Fluckinger. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Fangs & Twang

Ypsilanti trio from Black Jake & the Carnies that plays twangy, high- energy country rock, with songs about vampires, mummies, and other fantastical creatures. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

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

Zou Zou's Cafe: Lisa Pappas & Michael Weiss

This local husband-and-wife duo of singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolinist Pappas and guitarist, bassist, fiddler, and vocalist Weiss performs a varied program ranging from early Appalachian ballads to contemporary Americana, along with some of Pappas's twangy pop- folk and country originals. [venue info]

 
 


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