Ann Arbor Weather:
Saturday July 20, 2019
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

APR

    1   2   3   4   5   6
  7   8   9  10  11  12  13
 14  15  16  17  18  19  20
 21  22  23  24  25  26  27
 28  29  30        
             

Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 14, 2019






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 9 a.m.-noon 

PCT 5K - "Run For What Matters": Phi Chi Theta and The Matthew Bittker Foundation.

  community member   < less Logo

Phi Chi Theta is hosting its 4th annual 5K to support the Matthew Bittker Foundation. The mission of the organization is to raise awareness about Neuroblastoma and other types of pediatric cancer, and donate to research teams focused on curing this lethal disease.
The 5K will be held in the Arb in Ann Arbor on Sunday, April 14th at 9:30 am. Check-in for the race will start at 8 am. Please come out and support the cause!
Sign up for the race here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/FourthAnnualPCT5K
Also, we greatly appreciate any donations online to the GoFundMe if you can't make the race: https://www.gofundme.com/run-for-what-matters-pct-5k
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $20. kuchumka@umich.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/2285560024999325/ [map]



 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Grand Re-Opening.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to check out the museum's new redesign, which mixes favorite displays and specimens with new exhibits, as well as a new Planetarium and Dome Theater. Preceded at 8:45 a.m. by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
9 a.m.-8 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free; donations accepted. 764-0478. [map]


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

  community member   < less

Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekend Morning Movies": Quality 16.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

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


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Fiber Expo.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Monster Ann Arbor Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 admission (children age 10 & under, free). For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjallraven.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to do gentle flow yoga with a certified instructor. Bring a mat.
10-11 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon & 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less

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]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

"How to Love More & Resent Less - Talk by Dr. Guy Newland"

  community member   < less

Come hear a special guest talk by Dr. Guy Newland, the Chairperson of Central Michigan University's Department of Philosophy & Religion, on "How to Love More and Resent Less" during our weekly Sunday morning talks from 11am to noon. Followed by hot beverages and refreshments. Available online (jewelheart.org) and onsite Ann Arbor.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/guy-newland-using-reason/ [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Dexter Spring Fling: Dexter High School National Honor Society.

  community member   < less

Bring your family and friends to the first annual Dexter Spring Fling!
Activities:
One hour yoga class - all ages and skill levels welcome! (1pm to 2pm)
--- Bring your own mat ---
Community Partner Booths
Inflatable Bounce House
Children's Activities
Tug of War
First Responder Vehicles
Musical Petting Zoo
Crafts
Meet and Greet with High School Athletes
Live DJ
And more!
NO ENTRY FEE - but any donations made will go to the Cancer Support Community to help provide patients and their families afflicted by cancer with support services and financial assistance in the greater Washtenaw area.
Dexter High School Practice Fields, 2200 N Parker Rd, Dexter. Donation. 734-975-2500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org sproutlove.org [map]
 



 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"The Impact of Technology and Religion on the Changing Nature of Work": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to join a discussion, led by retired L.A.-based UMC camp director Paul Cogger, of the way robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the nature of work.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-6:30 p.m. 

"One Day Condensed Childbirth Education Class": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

  community member   < less

Don't have time in your busy schedule for a multi-week childbirth class? Our one day condensed childbirth preparation class is a great alternative. This class meets on one Sunday afternoon and covers the signs and stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, how to use labor positions and comfort measures during labor, common medical interventions, and the early postpartum period. The class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and the focus is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare professional to have a good birth experience. This class will provide you with the information you need to approach childbirth with knowledge and confidence.
Cost includes mom and partner
Winter and Spring classes offered on February 10th or April 14th
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $215. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 Noon-2 p.m. 

Easter Egg Scramble: Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretative Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

With over 4,000 candy- and toy-filled eggs for kids age 10 & under. Also, face painting, a visit from Farmer John with his farm animals for kids to pet, and a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny. Fields and scramble times are divided into age groups, so early arrival is recommended.
Noon-2 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]


 Noon - 5 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less Gorgeous kitchen with Tour Map and Home List

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]



 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon 

"Jolly Pumpkin Run": Kona Running Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

5K and 1-mile run and walk. Awards. Pint glasses for finishers (each participant receives 1 free drink token). Post-race food and beer available.
Noon (mile) & 12:10 (5K), Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Taphouse, 2319 Bishop Circle, Dexter. $44 (mile, $29) in advance by Apr. 12 at jollypumpkinrun.com; $48 (mile, $33) cash/check only on race day. (248) 345-6168. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Learn & Play Chess": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to play chess. A tournament-winning player is on hand to assist. Bring your own board, if you have one (some provided).
Noon-2 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Arabic Songs and Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local Arabic teacher and storyteller Heba Abdelaal tells stories and sings songs in Arabic. For ages 2-5.
12:30-1:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m. (rescheduled to April 7)  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

.
1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 1 & 6 p.m. 

"Ben-Hur": Fathom Events.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(William Wyler, 1959). 60th anniversary screening. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts.
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. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 1-4 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Eating in America": BAKE! with Zing.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

University of Tulsa media studies professor Emily Contois discusses American food trends of the last century. Coffee, tea, and desserts.
1-3 p.m., ZingTrain, 3728 Plaza Dr. $20. 761-7255. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Alice In Wonderland": Pinckney Players.

  community member   < less

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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Memory Cafe Loss Meet Up": Collaborative event recommended by the Alzheimer's Association.

  community member   < less

This collaborative program welcomes individuals with memory loss living in their homes, their care partners, family and friends. It is a supportive and engaging environment where everyone can interact, have fun, find support and enjoy a positive experience. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Sandy Schmunk at 734-649-6806
Joe's Memory Arts Cafe, 5361 McAuley Drive. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-5 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less

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.  Free! 

Frances B. Furlong Scholarship Recital: U-M Musical Theatre Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

U-M musical theater senior Isabel Stein performs show tunes and jazz and pop songs. With pianist Tyler Driskill.
2 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio, 1226 Murfin. Free; reservations required at jessall@umich.edu. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Composition Class Showing": U-M Dance Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

U-M dance majors present performances based on their studies of choreography this semester.
2 p.m., U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Studio, 1310 North University Ct. (off Observatory). Free. 763-5460. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Flint": U-M Theatre Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Secrets of a Vernal Pool": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a nature program for ages 7-12. Wear boots that can get wet and muddy.
Scio Woods Preserve, 4000 Scio Church Rd. Free. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2 p.m. 

"Little Women": Concordia University.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Lucretia Gillett, Saline's Photographer": Saline Area Historical Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by Bill Christin.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Mazel Tov, John Lennon": Theatre Nova.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Michigan Birds of Prey": Waterloo Natural History Association.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Michigan Avian Experience (Brooklyn, MI) founder Francie Krawcke shows and discusses a bald eagle and other raptors.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": EMU Theatre Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 2 p.m. 

"Murder Ballad": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Fri.-Sun. (except Apr. 13), Apr. 5-21. Matt Pecek directs Juliana Nash and Julia Jordan's deliberately lurid 2013 rock musical that culminates in murder after a woman reconnects with her bad boy ex-boyfriend when she feels stifled by her safe, boring marriage. Although it's a noirish thriller, it's also "an unusually thoughtful foray into the effects of being a parent on a couple's relationship," says a Guardian (U.K.) reviewer.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Hathaway's Hideaway, 310 S. Ashley. Tickets $12 in advance at pennyseats.org and $15 (if available) at the door. 926-5346. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Orchid Mounting Demonstration": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Chris Steel shows how to use plastic mounts to grow orchids that normally grow in trees and on rocks.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq": UMMA.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Docent-led tour of this exhibit of Inuit art from the 1950s to the present.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Write On!" Short Story Contest Awards Celebration: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Mt. Clemens-based children's book writer Jeff Jantz, author of Gruel Snarl Draws a Wild Zugthing, discusses the art of writing and presents awards to the winners of the AADL short story contest for 3rd-5th graders.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2:30, 5:15 & 8 p.m. 

"The Public": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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]


 2:45, 5:45 & 8:20 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3 & 8:30 p.m. 

"The Hummingbird Project": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Arsenical Candy and Copper Peas: Food Adulteration in 19th-Century Michigan": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by Ypsilanti writer and historian (and former Observer calendar editor) Laura Bien. Note: different location.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood Branch. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:15, 5:50 & 8:25 p.m. 

"Us": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3:25, 6:05 & 8:35 p.m. 

"The Mustang": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3:30 p.m. 

"Local Treasures": Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This volunteer community orchestra is joined by Paul Keller & the Sundown Quintet in a program highlighted by "The Real McCoy" from Keller's Ypsilanti Orchestral Jazz Suite, a work inspired by 19th-century African American Ypsilanti inventor Elijah McCoy. Also, Keller's arrangements for symphony orchestra, including "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis and Oscar Pettiford's "Laverne Walk." Jazz vocalist Sarah D'Angelo joins the orchestra in "I Got Rhythm," "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues," and more.
3:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 (seniors age 65 & over, students with ID, and kids under age 12, $6; family, $30, WCC students with ID, free) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 507-1451. [map]
 


 4-5:30 p.m. 

"Flying Pole": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less a student hangs upside down by her knee from a pole suspended in the air

The flying pole is truly a unique aerial apparatus that combines both fabric and bar skills with swing and spin! This is a multi-level workshop and perfect for students of all levels. The 90 minute workshop will focus on climbing pole sits pole poses and inverted poses. Then adding some spin and swing! Students will combine these moves into a personal and creative sequence. PREREQ: All participants must sign up for class via our website before arriving to the studio. No pole experience is necessary but students who are able to climb a pole or fabric and invert in the air (bent knees or straight legs) will get the most out of this workshop. A sense of play is also helpful! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $45. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Transcendental Meditation Intro Talk": Maharish Foundation USA.

  community member   < less

Free Intro Talk on TM. It's a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. Absolutely effortless - It's so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it - even children with ADHD. This makes it very different from other techniques. No concentrating, No control of the mind, No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness) No trying to "empty the mind". Authentic - The TM technique was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi over 50 years ago, and has been learned by more than six million people. It can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. Evidence-based - Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for:stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health. Nothing to believe in - The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.
Ann Arbor TM Center, 606 W Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-330-3282. tmasuga@tm.org www.tm.org [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Holy Week Concert: The Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Darnell Ishmell directs this popular local choir in spirituals, traditional Easter songs, and other works by African American composers.
4 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence. Free; donations accepted. 769-4437. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour (University Musical Society).

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This 29-year-old jazz star with a deep, velvety voice who just won her 3rd Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. "Her craft is undeniable, but built into her craft is the freshness of encountering each tune as though for the first time, figuring it out in the moment from one note to the next," says a Pitchfork review. With pianist Christian Sands.
4 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $46-$76 in advance at ums.org, the Michigan League, & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 4 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Kids Practicing Pushing Hands

From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to discuss 2 murder mysteries set in Australia: Jane Harper's The Dry and Emma Viskic's Resurrection Bay.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 4:30 p.m. 

FeldenkraisⓇ Awareness Through MovementⓇ: "Stringing the Nine Pearls": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less

This FeldenkraisⓇ class guides you through your own exploration of how your body moves, and is informed by Samo Myers' Tai Chi expertise, especially as it relates to your "nine pearls," or nine major joints. When we sense the parts of us that are stuck and learn how to move them, we feel flow in our bodies and agency in our lives. This is an extraordinary tool for those seeking to improve their performance, or to find relief from physical pain and discomfort.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E STADIUM BLVD. $65 / month or $25 / drop in. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Gloria Bell": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Sebastián Lelio, 2019). Shot-for-shot remake of Lelio's 2013 film about a middle-aged divorcee who balances family life with nightclub outings. Julianne Moore, John Turturro.
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]


 5:30 p.m. 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 6:15 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Todd Miller, 2019). 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 p.m.  Free! 

Spring Concert: U-M Life Sciences Orchestra.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Chelsea Gallo directs this ensemble of musicians from the U-M medical and life sciences staff in works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, contemporary Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, and 20th-century Danish composer Carl Nielsen. Preceded at 6:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program by Gallo.
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Director's Choice": U-M Residential College Drama Concentration.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Student directors in U-M drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff's play production seminar present their final projects.
7-9 p.m., East Quad Keene Theatre, 701 East University. Free. 647-9960. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"SMTD@UMMA: Daring Dances": U-M School of Music/UMMA.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Performances by the U-M African student dance troupe Amala Dancers. Also, U-M dance majors Shannon Nulf and Victoria Briones perform Regained, a work exploring dance as a form of healing, and students from the U-M South Asian Awareness Network perform excerpts from Bloom, their new multimedia work that addresses sexual assault awareness and self-empowerment of South Asian survivors.
7-9 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Darlingside: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less Darlingside

Boston-area acoustic folk-rock quartet whose music uses a mix of classical, bluegrass, and rock instrumentation to support enchanting 4-part vocal arrangements that draw on the vocabularies of folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music.Its acclaimed new album, Extralife, revolves around video game metaphors with a dystopian bent. NPR calls it "a sumptuous set of harmony-heavy songs … Impending apocalypse shouldn't sound this beautiful."
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun., except July 7. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:15 p.m. 

"The Aftermath": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Old Town: Rollie Tussing and Shane Piasecki

Double bill. Tussing is a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz, and Piasecki is a a Nashville- based singer-songwriter originally from Toledo. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays"

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

 
 


You might also like:

Vosenna Closes
But survives online
Sabine Bickford
Soft Bavarian Pretzels at Bill's Beer Garden
Table Talk: May 2019
Jan Schlain
Stumped!
May 2019 I Spy
Sally Bjork
Nightspots: Zou Zou's Cafe
Ancient Color at the Kelsey
The vibrant past
Jennifer Traig
Nightspots: Chelsea Alehouse Brewery
Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation
Shopping - Downtown Dexter and Chelsea
Post Offices and Secretary of State
Restaurants with Gluten-free Options Available
A clickable zoomable map
One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 yea
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor