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., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]
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. email@example.com https:
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.
Nov. 24, 26, & 28 and Dec. 1. (Tetsuo Yajima, 2018). Anime about threats to the annual Wind Festival, where a creature brings wind that powers the seaside.
10 a.m. (Nov. 24, Quality 16 only), 12:55 p.m. (Nov. 24 at Emagine only & Dec. 1 at all theaters), & 7 p.m. (Nov. 26 at all theaters & Nov. 28 at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]
Hands-on activities and art projects related to nature.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 23 & 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]
A "sensory friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with developmental disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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]
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]
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]
All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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]
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.
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]
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]
All invited to float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 1989 Disney animated classic. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $4 (families, $15). 794-6237. [map]
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.
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.
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 stubhub.com
Ann Arbor's Mark "Mr. B" Braun has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting interpreters of traditional boogie-woogie and blues piano. He has mastered the classics from Meade Lux Lewis and Jimmy Yancey to Brother Montgomery and Professor Longhair, and he has added several dynamic originals to the long tradition he works in. Cadence reviewer Jerome Wilson praised his 1994 CD My Sunday Best for its "stunning versatility" and concluded that "the recent deaths of Champion Jack Dupree and Sunnyland Slim are reminders that blues piano seems a dying form, but Mark Braun is a good argument that it will live on." Mr. B returns to the Ark for his annual Thanksgiving weekend show, where he is usually joined by guest boogie and jazz pianists.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]
Nov. 23 & 24. This very funny Detroit-area comic is a highly animated performer known for his fast-paced, self-deprecating observational humor about such matters as dieting, exercise, and girlfriends. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $14 reserved seating in advance, $16 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: MCAT & Friends
An eclectic mix of progressive jazz, soulful folk-rock and hip-hop by the local acoustic duo of Anthony Thomas and Mark Clevey. They are joined by other musicians TBA.
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.
Guy Hollerin's: Luther "Badman" Keith Blues Band
R&B-inflected Detroit blues band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Keith.
Mash: David Roof
Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Rumpus Room: Estar Cohen
Ypsilanti-based jazz vocalist. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 8:30 p.m.-midnight.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bob Skon
Folk-rock covers and originals by this local singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss.
Zal Gaz Grotto: The Rhythm Machines Project
A mix of classic rock, soul, funk, R&B, and jazz fusion by this local sextet. Fronted by vocalists Shannon Lee and Patty O'Connor, with guitarists Kip Godwin and Terry Gordinier, bassist Kim French, and drummer John Marion.
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