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Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 13, 2019






 
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 9 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., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 9-11 a.m. 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's important to provide regular, basic wellness services for your pets to protect them from unnecessary illnesses. That's why the Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, wellness testing, and prevention products for all public cats and dogs at our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics.*
Pricing for Low Cost Clinics:
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Canine influenza - $15 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and $15 (cats)
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
*Please call for appointment if your pet has had adverse reaction to previous vaccinations.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. 734-662-4365. clinic@hshv.org www.hshv.org/clinic [map]



 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

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

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Apr. 13 & 20. 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 (Apr. 13), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Apr. 20), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Fiber Expo.

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Apr. 13 & 14. Show and sale of a variety of yarns, rug hooking kits, felted items, roving, and fiber art products and craft items. Sheep, goat, and alpaca shearing demonstrations. Classes. Also, breeders on hand with alpacas, goats, Angora rabbits, and other animals. Concessions. No dogs allowed, except service dogs.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $4 ($6 for both days; kids age 12 & under, free). fiberexpo.com, 546-0032. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

Spring Meeting: Huron Valley Women's Golf Club.

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We are "Clubbing at its best"! Women and girls aged 16+ embrace the joy of golf each year through instructional and competitive leagues and golf events throughout Washtenaw County and surrounding areas. Join us at our spring meeting and register for summer leagues that start in April and May. Get updates on events that are planned for the summer and learn about Club changes for the 2019 season. Visit www.hvwgc.org for more information on the Club and league offerings. Contact hvwgcgolf@gmail.com with any questions.
Pine View Golf Course, 5820 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-476-3019. hvwgcgolf@gmail.com hvwgc.org [map]



 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Apr. 13, 14, 20, 27, & 28. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Apr. 13: Berkshire Creek Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Warwick off Glenwood) to remove garlic mustard from the mature oak-hickory forest, whose native plant communities protect the waters of Malletts Creek.

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Apr. 14: Folkstone Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at the north end of Folkstone Ct. off Larchmont from Green Rd., north of Glazier Way) to remove invasives from this small 3-acre park.

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Apr. 20: Cedar Bend Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr.)to remove dame's rocket while enjoying the migratory birds at this popular bird habitat.

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Apr. 27: Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to plant shrubs along Malletts Creek.

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Apr. 27: The Ponds Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Emerald & Candlewick) to remove non-native plants from this small family-friendly park.

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Apr. 28: White Oak Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the White Oak Dr. entrance, west off Newport) to remove garlic mustard, dame's rocket, and bittercress to make room for spring wildflowers.

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Apr. 28: Molin Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Powell & Columbia) to remove invasives from this 7-acre linear park popular with beginning hikers.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. In warmer weather, hikes may go to the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Meditation": Dexter District Library.

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Guided meditation followed by discussion.
9:30 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekend Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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Apr. 5-7: "Jumanji" (Jake Kasdan, 2017). Action-adventure comedy about 4 teens who discover an old videogame console and get drawn into the game's jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they chose. Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart.

Apr. 12-14: "Bumblebee" (Travis Knight, 2018). Sci-fi flick about a teen who discovers a battle-scarred Transformer that looks like a VW bug.

Apr. 19-21: "Peter Rabbit" (Will Gluck, 2018). Live action and computer animated comedy loosely based on Beatrix Potter's classic.

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10 a.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Chelsea Spring Expo": Chelsea Senior Center.

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Family-oriented event showcasing goods and services by over 140 vendors, crafters, and nonprofits, along with kids activities TBA. Bake sale. Samples, door prizes.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-9242. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Discover, Explore, Take Flight! Science Fest at Yankee Air Museum": MSU Science Festival.

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Three incredible STEM institutions in Southeast Michigan - Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum - bring you an exciting day of learning and adventure! Unravel the mysteries of land and sky as you tour the museum to see historic air craft, try your hand at hands-on science demonstrations, or observe live animals as you explore native Michigan wildlife. The fun only continues as you watch an aviation film in the theater, go inside a real plane, and build your own creation in the Exploration Station. There is something for everyone at this full-day open house!
Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D St, Belleville, MI 48111, Belleville. Free. 734-483-4030. scifest@msu.edu https://sciencefestival.msu.edu/Event/View/1226 [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Glaze-A-Tile Workshop, Morning Session": Motawi Tileworks.

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Attendees will learn the bulb glazing technique and glaze their very own Motawi tile. Expert instruction is provided by our Motawi bulb glazers and participants will have to the chance to learn about the Motawi process in a fun hands-on way!
These classes often feature tiles in unique colorways that cannot be purchased online or in our gallery.
**Disclaimer: This is highly detailed work, if you need reading glasses, you'll want to have them!**
Glazers will work with our 4x4 Bee tile and 4x4 Frog tile in the Olive colorway.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. $110. 7342130017. https://www.motawi.com/collections/motawi-glaze-a-tile-workshop/products/morning-session-glaze-a-tile-workshop-april-13 [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Using Reason to See Things As They Are": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center.

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What is the true nature of how we exist? What is the nature of time? Is there an objective reality distinct from us?
Join Guy Newland, author of Introduction to Emptiness, as he walks us through these and other mysteries of life with reliable points for our analysis, contemplation, understanding, and ultimately, direct experience and other wisdom teachings to investigate our own views on reality. Guy's teaching will also provide insight into Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way as taught recently by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe at Jewel Heart.
Guy Newland is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central Michigan University, where he has taught since 1988. He has authored, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism, including the three-volume translation of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and Introduction to Emptiness. He lives in Mount Pleasant, MI.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. $35. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/guy-newland-using-reason/ [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Vernal Pond Day": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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All invited to explore life teeming in one of the short-lived vernal ponds that dry up in the spring heat.
10 a.m.-noon, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw County Water Security Consensus Conference": ESPA at the University of Michigan.

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In the past few years there have been repeated challenges in providing safe water to all current and future Michigan residents. These challenges have drawn the attention of policy makers and experts, but a critical component of the discussion on improving water security must be the values and perspectives of impacted community members. The consensus conference provides an opportunity for Washtenaw County residents to come together to learn about water security issues and provide their perspectives to policy makers. To better understand how to ensure water security for our county and state, we must look to those who will be most impacted-the community members themselves. We need your voice and perspective! If you live in Washtenaw County and are interested in contributing to the discussion around water security, please consider applying to be a community representative! Representatives will receive meals, transportation costs and a $15/hour stipend for their time.
Ann Arbor District Library: Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. water-security-cc@umich.edu https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/espa-umich/events/water-security-consensus-conference?authuser=0 [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

12th Annual Farm Festival: Braun & Helmer.

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A tractor & engine show, toy show, large flea market, kids pedal pull, kids activities, tractor pull, trade show, live auction, and more. Lunch available. Bake sale.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Free admission; donations accepted. 368-1733. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Best Buddies Friendship Walk.

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Pledge walk to raise funds for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Followed by a party.
10 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.), The Farm at St. Joe's, 5557 McAuley Dr. Donation. Preregistration available at bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/michigan/event-details. EmmaZagar@bestbuddies.org, (330) 285-9399.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Remodelers Home Tour featuring 8 Homes in Ann Arbor and Plymouth.

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Tour inspiring remodeled projects, learn about products and design from local professionals and start planning your own home improvements!
Visit these 8 Remodeled Projects in Our 2019 Tour:
1. 1419 Carol Ave., Plymouth - Whole House Remodel and Addition
2. 11053 Sandalwood Ct., Plymouth - Kitchen Remodel
3. 911 Robin Road, Ann Arbor - Whole House Remodel
4. 2217 Hilldale Drive, Ann Arbor - Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel
5. 1309 Lutz Ave., Ann Arbor - Whole House Remodel & Addition
6. 1309 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor - Master Bedroom Suite & Walkout Deck
7. 414 Felch Street, Ann Arbor - Whole House Remodel w/ Built-out New Master Suite
8. 2634 Devonshire Rd., Ann Arbor - Kitchen Remodel with Big Structural Changes
Ann Arbor and Plymouth, 8 homes. $10/ adult, ages 16 & under free. pnowakowski@bragannarbor.com http://www.bragannarbor.net/remodelers-home-tour/ [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

TEDxYouth@AnnArbor.

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Entertaining talks by local high school speakers on a wide range of topics from the Tunisian revolution and Native American youth in STEM fields to self-identity, environmental awareness, artificial intelligence, and more. Lunch & raffle.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $10 (students, $5; family of 5 with 2 adults, $30); raffle tickets $3 (students, $2). tedxya2social@gmail.com. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Compost Up Close & Planting Pots": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All-ages craft project to make-and-take your own compostable pot, complete with native plant seedling. Also, composting tips.
10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch. Free. 761-3186. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live salamanders & vernal pond life. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Sat., there's a midday "Animal Naptime" break whenever the animals get tired.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Raising Native Bees": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission/Project Grow.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance shows how to raise native leafcutter and mason bees in your own garden.
10 a.m.-noon, County Farm Park Field Operations Bldg., 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration required at a2tix.com/events/raising-native-bees. 971-6337. [map]
 


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme for a Botanical Travelogue": Good Thyme Garden Club/Loch Alpine Group.

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U-M Herbarium curator and rock gardening expert Tony Reznicek discusses the interesting plants he's come across on his travels to Patagonia.
10 a.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Wolverine 7s": U-M Women's Rugby.

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The U-M women host teams from MSU, Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue, and Penn State in a round-robin tournament using a streamlined version of the game, with each team competing with 7 players instead of the usual 15. Today's winner heads to the College 7s National Championships in May.
10 a.m., Mitchell Field. Free. www.umwrfc.com.


 10:30 a.m.-noon & 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Webcast from KTD: Loving-Kindness and Compassion": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Abbot of our parent monastery Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, and the founder of Ann Arbor KTC, will give teachings at KTD on loving-kindness and compassion which are fundamental to the genuine practice of Buddhism.
We will be viewing the teachings by live webcast as a group at Ann Arbor KTC.
There is also an opportunity to submit questions for Khenpo Rinpoche.
More information about the teaching is available on the KTD events calendar.
The webcast schedule is:
FRIDAY:
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY:
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
SUNDAY:
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Free, donations welcome.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner Street. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. maxwellsmith1793@gmail.com annarborktc.org [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.  Free! 

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

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Apr. 6 & 13. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences by U-M and visiting scholars.

Apr. 6: "On the Shore of the Cosmic Ocean." NASA Science administrator Thomas Zurbuchen discusses the upcoming Solar Orbiter mission.

Apr. 13: U-M physics professor Ben Safdi discusses "Why Physicists in Search of Dark Matter Are Building the Most Sensitive Radios Ever Made."

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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! 

"Multiverse/Footnotes/Kerrytown": U-M Dance Department.

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Multi-site dance performance by U-M 1st-year MFA candidates Alexandria Davis, Sherry Lin, Jen Peters, and Mario Vircha. They, along with several U-M undergrad dance students, perform site-specific dances using range of different dance genres, including contemporary dance, dances of the African diaspora, and hip-hop. Performance begins at 303 Detroit St., continues along North 4th Ave., and finishes at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market with a hip-hop dance celebrating the market's centenary.
11 a.m., 303 Detroit St. Free. 763-5460. [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.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"12th Annual Record Store Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Sale of used records and music-related gear in the lobby. DJ in the garden.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Historic Tour of Downtown Home & Garden": Downtown Home & Garden Lecture Series.

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DH&G owner emeritus Mark Hodesh leads tours of his 111-year-old building, which contains the city's last horse stalls.
11 a.m.-noon, DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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Reading of Jon J. Muth's picture book, Zen Shorts. Followed by a short craft activity. In conjunction with the current exhibit, The Six Senses of Buddhism. For ages 3-6 (with a parent). Siblings welcome.
UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

Earth Day Family 5K: Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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What better way to celebrate Mother Earth than the act of being healthy! Pittsfield Township is happy to welcome you to our first ever Earth Day Family 5K. This fun family race will be held at Lillie Park South and is for those of any skill and age!
Pre-registration by March 29.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9725. $55. 734.822.2120. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov https://recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C3576 [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

Fiber Feast 2019: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Show of fashions created by guild members. Live jazz, lunch, sales of wearable fiber art, and door prizes.
11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $35 in advance only. 369-2847. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Earth Day 5K": Pittsfield Township Parks & Rec.

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All-ages 5K run-walk. Medals for finishers. King's Coffee available.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lillie Park, 4365 Platt. $25 (families, $55). Preregistration required by Mar. 29. 822-2120. [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]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Men's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 3: Pennsylvania. 1 p.m. Exhibition game.

Feb. 19: Drexel. 3 p.m.

Mar. 19: Notre Dame. 4 p.m.

Mar. 23: Delaware. Noon.

Mar. 30: Johns Hopkins. 3 p.m.

Apr. 13: Penn State. Noon.

Apr. 26: Ohio State. 6 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Art from Around the World: Japanese Prints": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 4-adult invited to learn about Japanese art and make art inspired by classic Japanese prints. Materials provided.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"Noah": Fathom Events.

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Apr. 9, 11, & 13. Broadcast of a Sight & Sound Theatres (Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO) production of this drama about the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark. The production uses massive sets, lots of special effects, and live animals. Note: The Apr. 11 show is at Emagine only & the Apr. 13 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only. The 2:30 p.m. shows on Apr. 9 are at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only (6:30 p.m. at all theaters).
2:30 p.m. (Apr. 9), 6:30 p.m. (Apr. 9 & 11), & 12:55 p.m. (Apr. 13), 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/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a sloth (2 & 4 p.m.) and a cougar (4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a cane toad, red-tailed boa, armadillo, and tegu, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing in the Galleries": UMMA.

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All invited to make drawings inspired by the museum collections. Materials provided.
1 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Spy Gone North"

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(Yoon Jong-bin, 2018). Drama about a South Korean secret agent caught in a political vortex in the mid-1990s. Korean, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 1:15, 4:30 & 7:45 p.m. 

"The Public": Michigan Theater.

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(Emilio Estevez, 2019). Drama about the political and social fallout that happens when homeless people stage a sit-in as a pretext to stay in a public library overnight during an arctic blast.
Michigan Theater. 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Glaze-A-Tile Workshop, Afternoon Session": Motawi Tileworks.

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Attendees will learn the bulb glazing technique and glaze their very own Motawi tile. Expert instruction is provided by our Motawi bulb glazers and participants will have to the chance to learn about the Motawi process in a fun hands-on way!
These classes often feature tiles in unique colorways that cannot be purchased online or in our gallery.
Our afternoon session features an intermediate level tile. This class is for you if:
-You are comfortable with fine detail work like knitting, needlepoint, cake decorating, painting, drawing or have some ceramics experience.
-You have participated in a Glaze-a-Tile workshop before.
**Disclaimer: This is highly detailed work, if you need reading glasses, you'll want to have them!**
Glazers will work with our 4x8 Lovebirds tile in the Olive colorway.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. $110. 7342130017. https://www.motawi.com/collections/motawi-glaze-a-tile-workshop/products/afternoon-session-glaze-a-tile-workshop-april-13 [map]



 2-5 p.m. 

"Using Reason to See Things As They Are": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center.

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What is the true nature of how we exist? What is the nature of time? Is there an objective reality distinct from us?
Join Guy Newland, author of Introduction to Emptiness, as he walks us through these and other mysteries of life with reliable points for our analysis, contemplation, understanding, and ultimately, direct experience and other wisdom teachings to investigate our own views on reality. Guy's teaching will also provide insight into Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way as taught recently by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe at Jewel Heart.
Guy Newland is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central Michigan University, where he has taught since 1988. He has authored, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism, including the three-volume translation of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and Introduction to Emptiness. He lives in Mount Pleasant, MI.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. $35. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/guy-newland-using-reason/ [map]


 2 p.m. 

Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale: Michigan Dahlia Association.

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Sale of dahlia tubers. Also, a video on growing and caring for dahlias and free dahlia handouts.
2-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 429-5796. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-In Fiber Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to bring fiber art projects to work on.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [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 "Highlights of the Kelsey" (Apr. 6), "Special Exhibition: Ancient Color" (Apr. 13), "Newberry Hall and the Tiffany Window" (Apr. 20, preregistration required by emailing mullersm@umich.edu), and a kid-friendly tour.
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.


 3-5 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 p.m.  Free! 

Garth Newel Piano Quartet: U-M School of Music.

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This Virginia ensemble performs Brahms' Piano Quartet in G Minor and David Biedenbender's Solstice, a work written for the group in 2017.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3 p.m. 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 15: CMU. 3 p.m.

Feb. 17: Dartmouth. Noon.

Mar. 3: Cincinnati. 1 p.m.

Mar. 8: Kent State. 5 p.m.

Mar. 10: Towson. 1 p.m.

Mar. 16: Penn State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Niagara. 5 p.m.

Mar. 30: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

Apr. 13: Rutgers. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 4-June 1. Guy Sanville directs Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. The central character is Joe Keller, a factory owner who prospered during WWII by manufacturing military airplane parts. Haunted by a dark secret, he evades prison, pinning the blame for his crime on his business partner, but tragedy comes home in the form of his 3 sons--one reported missing in action, one a returned veteran who believes in his father, and the embittered middle son who knows the truth. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Michelle Mountain, Ryan Black, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Susan Craves, Rusty Mewha, and Lauren Knox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & 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. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Short Student Tours": UMMA.

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Apr. 5, 12, & 13. Student docents lead 15-minute tours of the museum organized around such themes as love and death, politics and humor, history, mythology, fashion, and more.
3 & 3:30 p.m. (Fri.) & 3 p.m. (Sat.), meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:45, 6:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019). Superhero origin story. Brie Larson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m. 

"The Hummingbird Project": State Theatre.

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(Kim Nguyen, 2019). Thriller about 2 high-frequency traders who take on their old boss in a high-stakes fiber-optic cable deal.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m. 

"Zumba for Kids & Parents": FitPoint.

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Let's move and get some energy out with awesome music. Learn new Zumba moves while having fun! Laurel, our certified Zumba teacher, makes this class super fun and exciting for both kids and parents!
FitPoint, 250 W.Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 130. First class free. 5412219652. info@fitpointa2.com FitPointA2.com [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"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]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Progressive activists Dick and Mickey Flacks read from their 2018 joint memoir about their political activism, from their childhoods as the children of 1st-generation Jewish immigrants and their role in the founding of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to their work today.
4-5:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"The Aftermath": Michigan Theater.

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(James Kent, 2019). Drama about a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
Michigan Theater. 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Us": State Theatre.

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(Jordan Peele, 2019). Horror film about a family terrorized by doppelgängers.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:25, 7 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Mustang": State Theatre.

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(Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2019). Drama about a convict whose rehabilitation program involves horse training.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"How Home Happens": Ann Arbor Real Estate Associates.

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THINKING OF MAKING THAT NEXT HOUSING MOVE, BUT NOT REALLY SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?
PLEASE JOIN US WHILE WE HAVE A WORKSHOP-STYLE SEMINAR, TO GET YOU ORGANIZED AND MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE WILL BE OFFERING VALUE ADDED PLANNING TOOLS, ACCESS TO OUR VENDOR NETWORK, HOUSE HUNTING TIPS, FINANCING, THE LOCAL CONTRACT AND SO MUCH MORE TO GET YOU PLANNING ALL OF YOUR NEXT MOVES.
WE AT THE ANN ARBOR REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES ARE IN YOUR SERVICE.
LET US MOVE YOU
ANN ARBOR SENIOR CENTER, 1320 Baldwin Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. 7343954990. a2realestatelady@gmail.com www.AnnArborRealEstateAssociates.com [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Press A-flat to Play: 2019 Remastered Edition": U-M School of Music.

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Students of piano professor Matthew Thompson perform video game music.
5:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

Bird Center Flyaway IX: Bird Center of Washtenaw County Inc.

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Help us help the birds by coming to this fantastic Dinner and Silent Auction. A new bird season is beginning and we will soon be taking in abandoned baby birds and injured adults to rehabilitate them for release back into the wild. All proceeds support the day-to-day operations of the Bird Center.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $60 per person. 7347619640. birdcenterA2@gmail.com www.birdcenterwashtenaw.org [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Dancing Downtown": Satchel's BBQ.

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Every Sat. All invited to dance to recorded music. Families welcome.
6-9 p.m., Satchel's, 221 W. Liberty. Free. 929-4240. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Fly Me to the Moon": Dexter Senior Center Benefit.

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BBQ dinner. Followed at 8 p.m. by dancing to live music by Brad McNett & the All Star Swing Band, a supergroup of veteran musicians led by vocalist McNett. With guitar wiz George Bedard, alto saxophonist Doug Horn, pianist Adam Mosley, bassist Pat Prouty, trumpeter Ingrid Racine, and drummer Pete Siers. Cash bar.
6 p.m., Columbus Hall, 8665 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Tickets $50 (VIP, $75) in advance at the senior center (7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter) & by phone. 426-7737. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Thornetta Davis: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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We are thrilled to welcome back to the Lone Oak stage, the one and only Thornetta Davis! Crowned "Detroit's Queen of the Blues" in 2015, Thornetta Davis, a multi-talented International Singer and Songwriter from Detroit, MI. Winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, including sweeping the 2017 and 2018 DMA'S. Thornetta has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world. Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more. In January 2018, her album, "Honest Woman" won Best Blues Album at the Paris Jazz Alliance! Just 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a MUST. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats. This event will sell out quickly. $50 per person for dinner and show. Menu: tba. Our estate grown wines, hand crafted beer and appetizers will be available.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $50. 517-522-8167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.thornettadavis.com [map]



 7-11 p.m.  Free! 

CineMalPractice 2019.

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This celebration of bad films (formerly the Smithee Awards) features screenings of B-movie clips in various categories. Audience members vote for the worst films. Mysterious and improbable snacks. For mature audiences.
7-11 p.m., 1800 U-M Chemistry Bldg., 930 North University. Free. AmyTheEvitable@gmail.com. [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael DeForge: Vault of Midnight.

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This celebrated Canadian comics artist reads from Leaving Richard's Valley, his new graphic novel about a ragtag group of forest creatures exiled to a big city. Signing.
7 p.m., Vault of Midnight, 219 S. Main. Free. 998-1413. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Pioneer HS 2019 Booster Bash Fundraiser: Pioneer HS Athletic Booster Club.

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The Ann Arbor Pioneer Athletics Booster Club is a non-profit, parent-run volunteer organization that is dedicated to promoting student athletes at Pioneer High School. On April 13, we will be hosting our annual Booster Fundraising Bash. The Booster Bash features amazing items donated by each athletic team, plus food and an open bar. Proceeds benefit all Pioneer sports teams and facilities. Come support our student athletes and coaches. Link for tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ann-arbor-pioneer-booster-bash-2019-tickets-58330190169?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
Cobble Farm Road, 2781 Packard Street. Donation. $60 per person. laurenkinsherf@yahoo.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ann-arbor-pioneer-booster-bash-2019-tickets-58330190169?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing [map]



 7 p.m. 

Spring Show: U-M Impact Dance.

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This 18-member all-female student company presents an energetic, family-friendly program of original dances that range from lyrical jazz to hip-hop and tap. Although the students aren't dance majors, Impact's quality of dance is quite high.
7 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $8 in advance at muto.umich.edu and at the door. impactdance@umich.edu. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": EMU Theatre Department.

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Apr. 5-7 & 11-14. EMU drama professor Lee Stille directs EMU drama students in Shakespeare's high-spirited, sharp-tongued comedy about 2 pairs of young lovers. One couple, both disdainful of love, are tricked into acknowledging each other, while the other couple's love is nearly ruined by a deception that, abetted by the paranoia of returning military heroes, leads to trumped-up charges of infidelity. The play is best known for its charged sexual banter and for the penetrating wit and often dark cast of its humor.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids under 18, $7) in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Story of the Lute": U-M Confucius Institute.

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The Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province performs 14th-century Chinese playwright Gao Ming's enduring drama about a loyal wife who undertakes a 12-year search for her husband after he's forced to marry another woman. It was the favorite play of the 1st Ming Emperor, who commanded that it be performed daily.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free; but reservations required at confucius.umich.edu. 764-8888. [map]


 7:10 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
Michigan Theater. 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Alice In Wonderland": Pinckney Players.

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Come follow Alice down the rabbit hole where adventure and madness await! Pinckney Players is proud to present their junior production of Alice In Wonderland. April 6 and April 13 at 7:30 and April 7 and April 14 at 2:00 pm. Please visit www.PinckneyPlayers.com or call 810-206-5911 for more information and to purchase tickets.
Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre, 2100 E. M-36, Pinckney, MI 48169, Pinckney. $10-$14. amy.goble@yahoo.com. amy.goble@yahoo.com www.pinckneyplayers.com [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Maeve Devlin and Rick Szumski call to music by Hotline Strings. No experience or partner needed. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 945-1343. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Baroque Chamber Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Jimmy Pardo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 12 & 13. A frequent guest on late-night TV who is regularly featured on Conan, this West Coast comic is known for his engaging personality, expressive face, improv skills, playfully challenging sparring with his audience, and hilarious railings on all things moronic, including himself. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $16 reserved seating in advance, $18 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sacred Sound Bath: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Our Tibetan bowl sacred sound bath is partly a deeply relaxing experience, partly a healing sound therapy, and partly a beautiful immersive listening experience. We use Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments to immerse our listeners in beautiful and healing sounds that relax and uplift!
We suggest a $20 donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Half of proceeds will go to Food Gatherers.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner Street. Donation. $20. 800-599-9820. roberta@robertamaxwell.com https://annarborktc.org/events [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Age 12 & up invited to play with adoptable cats and color. Supplies provided. Snacks & soda.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Woodcock Sky Dance": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike to look for the American woodcock (aka timberdoodle), known for zig-zagging courtship flights. Wear waterproof boots.
7:30-9 p.m., Leonard Preserve, meet at the dead end of Union St. north off Main west of M-52, Manchester. Free. 971-6337.


 8 p.m. 

Andy Milne & Unison: Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz piano professor Milne, whom the Guardian calls "a superb pianist of Herbie Hancock-like fluency," leads his new trio in his originals and arrangements. With bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

Judy Banker: Johnny's Speakeasy.

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This veteran local singer-songwriter leads her band in songs from their forthcoming CD, older originals, and favorite covers. BYOB.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Johnny's Speakeasy, RSVP for location. Shuttle available from Plum Market on Maple. Tickets TBA at brownpapertickets.com/event/4188270.


 8-10 p.m. 

Spirit Singing Band: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Local musicians Kath Weider-Roos, Lori Fithian, Sam Clark, Aron Kaufman, and Stephen Morris are joined by the audience for a night of meditation, improvisation, poetry and trance chant on the subject of love.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Spring Concert: U-M Men's Glee Club.

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This student a cappella choir is joined by MGC alumni and MGC's popular octet The Friars in songs TBA.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $15 & $20 (students, $5) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu & at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Becoming Untethered": U-M Dance Department BFA Thesis Concert.

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Apr. 11-13. A concert of new solo and group works choreographed by U-M dance majors Celina Lindland, Grace Nagelvoort, Sheli Ruffer, and Audrey Vogelsang.
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. Doors open at 7 p.m. 763-5460. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Coffeehouse Theatre: Words and Songs": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Apr. 13 & 14. A program of poetry and music presented by NTG actors R. Darrow Bernick, Eric Hohnke, Maegan Murphy, Emily Rogers-Driskell, & Craig VanKempen. With pianist-bassist Tom Hett and accordionist Rudy Bernick.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Back Office Studio, 13 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $7 at ntgypsi.org and at the door. [map]


 8-9:30 p.m. 

"Flashlight Egg Hunt": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretative Nature Programs.

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For kids age 8 & up who want an extra challenge. Collection bags and glow-in-the-dark bracelets provided; bring your own flashlight.
8-9:30 p.m., Hudson Mills Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (plus $10 vehicle entrance fee). Preregistration required at hm.interpreter@metroparks.com or by phone. 426-8211. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Flint": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 4-14. Dexter Singleton directs drama students in U-M theater professor José Casas's new drama based on interviews with people affected by the Flint water crisis.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office or at smtd.umich.edu, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Little Women": Concordia University.

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Apr. 11-14. Concordia students perform Allan Knee, Jason Howland, and Mindi Dickstein's 2005 musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel about 4 sisters growing up in Concord (MA) during the Civil War. The score is inspired by period waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theatre, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $14 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at cuaa.edu/kreftarts. 995-7537. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mad as a Hatter": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Apr. 4-7, 11-13, & 18-20. Joey Albright directs this Southeast Michigan theater company in the world premiere of L.A.-based playwright Michael Alan Herman's play that revolves around Theophilus Carter, a London tailor whose friend, Lewis Carroll, uses him as inspiration for the Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The show explores the burden of nostalgia, the whimsy of madness, and the power of play. Tonight's show includes a talk-back with the playwright.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Experimental Space (YES), 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15) in advance at roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Max Amini: Authentically Absurd": The Ark.

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Popular Iranian American stand-up comic Max Amini performs his new routine that showcases his improvisational skills and engagingly offbeat storytelling about family ties and deep-seated cultural forces.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $39-$65 in advance at theark.org, MUTO at the Michigan League Underground (911 North University), and (if available) at the door. 761-1800. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mazel Tov, John Lennon": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 21-Apr. 21. Carla Milarch directs the world premiere of David Wells' 2-man drama based on the 1972 attempt by the Nixon administration to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono because of their political activism. An unlikely and comical friendship unfolds between the ex-Beatle and his lawyer, a preeminent immigration attorney who'd never heard of him. Stars Forrest Hejkal and Phil Powers.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets $22 (kids, $10) in advance at theatrenova.org, or pay what you can at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by This Is a Quiz (Fri.), the League of Pointless Improvisers (Fri. & Sat.), and other troupes. Also, "water form" (Fri. only) a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Ding Dongs or What Is the Penalty in Portugal?": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 28-Apr. 14. Lynn Lammers directs this local professional theater company in Brenda Withers' 2011 comedy-thriller about a suburbanite who finds himself the victim of a surreal home invasion when a sweet-faced couple that shows up on his doorstep ends up waging a battle over indigenous rights in his living room. Recommended for age 14 & up. Cast: Casaundra Freeman, Dan Helmer, and Dan Johnson. Note:The Apr. 6 show includes a talkback with Withers.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Rd. Tickets $25 (students, $10; Mar. 28, pay what you can) in advance at kickshawtheatre.org & at the door. 203-0556. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"The Cornetto Trilogy": State Theatre.

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Apr. 13: "Shaun of the Dead" (Edgar Wright, 2004). Zombie invasion comedy. 10 p.m.

Apr. 20: "Hot Fuzz" (Edgar Wright, 2007). Cop thriller parody. 10 p.m.

Apr. 27: "The World's End" (Edgar Wright, 2013). Apocalyptic comedy set about 40-something men on a pub crawl. 10 p.m.
10 p.m., State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Rochelle Clark Rochelle Clark

Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the Americana duo The Potter's Field. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Adventures with Vultures

All ages admitted. Stage name of Plymouth folk-blues singer- songwriter Matt Sauter. $10 ($12 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Ensemble led by prominent postbop saxophonist Coltrane, the son of jazz icons John and Alice Coltrane. $45-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Bird into Bear

Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk-rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey." [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Rough & Tumble

Nashville folk-rock Americana duo of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler. [venue info]

Dreamland Theater: Modern Lady Fitness

Ypsilanti psych-rock quartet. Opener: Shindig Machine, a local postpunk rock trio that tonight is celebrating the release of a new CD. 9 p.m.-midnight or later. [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]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Colin Lazorka

Suburban Detroit pop-rock singer-songwriter. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Shannon Lee

Versatile Ypsilanti Americana country-folk singer-songwriter best known as a vocalist with Hullabaloo, 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays

Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Sue Fink

Chicago-based folk singer-songwriter. Opener: Scott Fab, a veteran Ferndale folk-rock singer-songwriter with an enchantingly expressive vocal style. [venue info]

 
 


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