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Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 28, 2019






 
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 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 

10th Annual Ride for Recovery: Dawn Farm Fundraiser.

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Bike rides from 10 km to 54 miles and 5- and 10-km run-walks. Followed by a "Recovery Celebration" with lunch.
7 a.m.-2 p.m., Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $25 registration in advance at dawnfarm.org by Apr. 1; $35 after Apr. 1. Lunch only, $5. 485-8725. [map]


 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

39th Annual Classic Bicycle Show & Swap Meet.

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Show, swap, and sale featuring more than 10,000 classic, vintage, and collectible bikes. Awards for numerous categories, including the best bike from each decade 1930-1970. More than 250 vendors with bicycle parts, accessories, and memorabilia from every era. Door prizes, including at least 4 new collector bikes.
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (kids age 9 & under, free). (248) 642-6639. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  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.


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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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.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjallraven.

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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 & 11:30 a.m. & 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., beginning Apr. 18. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs.; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) explores how the Big Bang and the stars created elements we interact with every day, including carbon, calcium, and silicon.

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Expedition Reef (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) provides an up-close look at the beauty and diversity of life in a coral reef threatened by climate change.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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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.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Service: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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11:15 a.m. Sunday Service: The 3 Yanas Sunday Service will feature a variety of meditation practices interspersed with short Dharma talks and instruction by Lama Nancy Burks, as well as group discussion.
The 3 Yanas, or 3 vehicles, are three approaches to the Buddhist path, Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Part of the name of our center, Thegsum, and of our parent monastery, Triyana, refer to the 3 Yanas in Tibetan and Sanskrit respectively.
This program will be appropriate for all levels of student, and each week will be different.
Free. Donations welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. www.annarborktc.org [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Earth Day Festival: City of Ann Arbor.

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Family-oriented festival with live raptors and amphibians & reptiles, hands-on craft activities, guided hikes to Black Pond, green building and commuting displays, a children's storytime (12:45-1:45 p.m.) with readings by local writer Meg Gower from her nature books, a performance of environmental songs and stories by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly (2:45 p.m.), and more. Also, exhibits by more than 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations, and educational presentations on a variety of sustainability topics. Also, all invited to come dressed as their favorite animal to join an "All Species Parade" (2:15 p.m.). Face painting. Light concessions from Cosa Sabrosa, Ray's Red Hots, and Hero or Villain food trucks. All encouraged to ride bikes to the festival.
Noon-4 p.m., Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 794-6627. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

Friends at the Front Porch Spring Sale.

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Apr. 27 & 28. Juried show and sale of works by Michigan artists and crafters, including handwoven textiles, jewelry, ceramics, book arts, and more. Also, a chance to explore a weaving studio.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), 1219 Traver. Free admission. 662-7134. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Bowling Pin Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $5 per 20-shot round. 429-9561. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Learn & Play Chess": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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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-4 p.m. 

"Math Mayhem": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on math activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & Noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

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

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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]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Yoga Therapy Workshop for Anxiety and Depression": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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This hands-on 2-Day seminar will help you relieve anxiety and/or depression, and learn techniques you can use in everyday life. Satyananda Yoga Therapy and Meditation we teach offers effective tools for managing both anxiety and depression.
AIKIDO (Huron Valley Aikido), 1904 Federal Blvd. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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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 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 15-17: Manhattan College. Home-opening 4-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 15), 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Mar. 16), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 26 & 27: San Jose State. 4 p.m. (Mar. 26 & 27).

Mar. 30: MSU. 4 p.m.

Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 5-7: Minnesota. 3-game series (Apr. 5, 4 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 9 & 10: Indiana State. Apr. 9 & 10, 4 p.m.

Apr. 17: Bowling Green. 4 p.m.

Apr. 19-21: Northwestern. 3-game series (Apr. 19, 3:30 p.m.; Apr. 20, 2 p.m.; Apr. 21, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 26-28: Rutgers. 3-game series (Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.).

May 7: MSU. 6 p.m.

May 8: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 10-12: Indiana. 3-game series (May 10, 8 p.m., and May 11 & 12, 2 p.m.).
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets $6 & $8. 764-0247.


 1 p.m. 

U-M Softball.

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Mar. 16 & 17: Kent State. 2 & 4 p.m. (Mar. 16) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

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Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

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Mar. 22, 23, & 24: Nebraska. 4 p.m. (Mar. 22), 2 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 24).

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Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

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Apr. 5-7: Indiana. Apr. 5, 5 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.

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Apr. 23: MSU.

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Apr. 26-28: Penn State. Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.

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Various times, see listing. Alumni Field, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each; U-M students, faculty, & staff, free). 764-0247.


 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Apr. 21. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. (Apr. 7 & 14), and AADL Westgate (Apr. 28). Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Gaming Tournaments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 27 & 28. Video game tournaments. Apr. 27: "Splatoon 2: Hyper Local Splatfest." For adults and teens grade 6 & up. Apr. 28: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Pippin": Horizon Performing Arts.

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Apr. 26-28. Connor Rhoades directs local actors in Stephen Schwartz's 1972 Broadway hit, a pop-rock musical about the son of King Charlemagne, a hapless klutz who seeks the meaning of life through exploits in war, sex, and politics. The show's better-known songs include "Magic to Do," "No Time at All," and "Simple Joys."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $15 in advance at horizon.booktix.com & at the door. 544-8703. [map]


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Sixteen Bars Cypher Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ypsilanti-based rapper Louis Picasso discusses the history of hip-hop. Followed by a chance to compose a verse and match the lyrics with beats using AADL music tools.
1-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stone School Heritage Celebration": Stone School Cooperative Preschool.

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Family-friendly festival with lawn games, an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra instrument petting zoo, make-and-take art projects, West African dance class (1 p.m.), a "Fun with Theatre" class (2 p.m.), tours of the historic Ticknor House, and more. Raffle with more than 30 prizes. Cocoa and treats from Bearclaw Coffee Co. available.
1-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 794-6230. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Book Chat: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to bring a favorite book and discuss what you like about it. Themes include "Travel to Other Continents" (Mar. 31) and "Name of City in Title" (Apr. 28).
1:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Breeding Bird Survey Kickoff/Turtle Steward Kickoff: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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A chance to learn about the city's upcoming annual survey of breeding bird populations in town. There are also training sessions (preregistration required by Apr. 8) for volunteers to help with the survey. Also, on Apr. 28, a similar kickoff for the "Turtle Stewards" program (1:30-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin) to learn how to monitor and help maintain the 6 turtle species that live and nest in the city. Preregistration required for that training session by Apr. 25.
7-9 p.m., Natural Area Preservation Office, 3875 E. Huron River Dr. Free. nap@a2gov.org; 794-6627. [map]


 1:30 & 3:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Breaking Down Brick Walls": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Southeast Michigan genealogist Dan Fantore discusses strategies for dealing with dead ends in genealogical research. Also, a panel discussion by club members on "Beginning Genealogy."
1:30 & 3:15 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"FootGolf Kick Off": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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All invited to try this golf-soccer hybrid where participants try to get a soccer ball into a 21-inch hole in as few kicks as possible. The standard time to complete an 18-hole round is less than 2 hours. Bring your own ball (some available to rent).
2 p.m., Huron Hills Golf Course, 3465 E. Huron River Dr. Free, but tee times required. dkelly@a2gov.org, 794-6246. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Strange Creatures of the Spring Pond": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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WNHA staff introduce participants to the little-known creatures living in spring ponds, including fairy shrimp and diving beetles. Creatures are observed in special "pour-a-ponds" on the outdoor deck.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 ($16 at the gate) recreation passport required. 475-3170. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library 3rd fl. Freespace, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarborstorytelling.org . [map]


 2 p.m. 

Celtic 'n Folk Fest.

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Celtic'n Folk Fest in support Doctors without Borders of will be held on Sunday, April 28th from 2pm until 10pm at Conor O'Neill's traditional Irish pub and restaurant located at 318 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
There will be two stages of music and dance. Performers who have donated their time and talent are:
Kitty Donohue, Siobhan and Terence McKinney,The RFD Boys, Eddie McGlinchey, The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, The Ardan School of Irish Dance, Finvarra's Wren, The Motor City Dance Company, El Alma Espanola, Kenneth and Marion MacCloud, Cameron Rankin, The MacNeil family, John Freeman and the Codgers, Aaron Jonah Lewis and friends, The Scottish Pipers, Marty Somberg and the Conor O'Neill's session group,Michael Gavin, Rachel Pearson, Sean Gavin and Mick Gavin. Donations accepted at the event. All proceeds to Doctors without Borders. Checks payable to Doctors without borders
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S Main Street. Donation. 3135373489. meelickmusic@aol.com https://www.facebook.com/events/388639375240167/ [map]



 2 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]


 2 p.m. 

"Brigadoon": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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This local professional theater company performs Lerner and Loewe's enduring 1947 romantic musical, the story of two Americans who stumble upon an enchanted village while hiking in Scotland. The town, Brigadoon, comes to life only one day in every hundred years, and this is a particularly eventful day--a wedding takes place, a disappointed suitor tries to wreak revenge on the whole town, and one of the Americans falls in love before the place vanishes into the mist. The show's many lovely, lilting tunes include "The Heather on the Hill," "It's Almost Like Being in Love," and the title song.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Fahrenheit 451": Ann Arbor Civic Theater.

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Apr. 25-28. David Widmayer directs local actors in Ray Bradbury's theatrical adaptation of his classic novel, set in a dystopian near-future where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. Cast: Bridgit Cook, Jacquie Jones, Joshua Kay, Veronica Long, Matthew Miller, Maegan Murphy, Cyrina Ostgaard, Luc Robinson, Chris Grimm, Megan Shiplett, Tom Underwood, Elizabeth Wagner, and Laura Yakas.
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 $25 (seniors, $22; students, $12; Thurs. at the door only, pay what you can) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Fame": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Apr. 27 & 28 and May 3-5. Students perform Steve Margoshes, Jose Fernandez, and Jacques Levy's musical, based on the 1980 film set at the celebrated NYC High School for the Performing Arts. Songs include "Hard Work," "I Want to Make Magic," "There She Goes," "Think of Meryl Streep," the popular title tune, and more.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, and PHS staff, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Ptguild.org, 994-2191. [map]
 


 2 p.m. 

"Rising Stars Series with Sean Dobbins": Kerrytown Concert House.

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This local jazz drummer leads area musicians in a program showcasing bassist Austin Aldrich, a Huron High School junior who plays with the Huron River Rat Jazz Orchestra, the Spartan Youth Jazz Orchestra (Detroit), and in various jazz ensembles at Community High.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Love, Lure, and Lore of the Clothesline": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Anne Lawrence, a local longtime collector of traditional clothesline memorabilia.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Six Senses of Buddhism": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that explores the nature and history of objects used in Buddhist practice.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Apr. 21. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. (Apr. 7 & 14), & AADL Westgate (Apr. 28). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power of Music": Ann Arbor Civic Chorus.

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Karen TenBrink directs this popular large community choir in a program of English, German, Italian, Zulu, and Estonian songs, including "The Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera, Schubert's "An die Musik," contemporary American composer Daniel Gawthrop's "Sing Me to Heaven," Italian Renaissance composer Orazio Vecchi's "Fa una Canzona," and more.
3 p.m., Skyline High School Auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Free. 994-2300. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Women in Jazz": Saline District Library.

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Singer Pam Jaslove presents stories and songs made popular by the famous women of the Jazz Age.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Transcendental Meditation Intro Talk": Maharish Foundation USA.

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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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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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. 

Dexter Community Orchestra.

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U-M music education professor Michael Hopkins directs this volunteer ensemble in the symphonic dances from Bernstein's West Side Story and the fantasy overture from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. Also, a concerto TBA featuring the winner of the orchestra's annual youth concerto competition.
4 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker (south off Shield from Baker Rd.), Dexter. Free. 726-0070. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Spring Meeting: 100+Women of Washtenaw County.

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We are a giving circle of women who meet twice a year to choose one of three presented Washtenaw County charities to receive a $100 check from each member. Please join us for our spring meeting and see what a dedicated group of women can accomplish! Socializing starts at 3:30 pm and the meeting runs from 4:00 - 5:00. Visit our website at www.100womenwashtenawcounty.org. For questions and/or location of the Open House, please contact DebbieG@100womenwashtenawcounty.org
Kensington Hotel 3500 South State St Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 3500 South State St. Free. 7342238400. Debbie@vedit.com www.100womenwashtenawcounty.org [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Our Hospitality": Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

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Classic Buster Keaton silent comedy about star-crossed lovers in Appalachia. With live organ accompaniment by local organist Stephen Warner.
First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Free. 482-1525. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Playing for Parkinson's": St. James Episcopal Church.

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U-M harpsichord professor emeritus Ed Parmentier performs works by Bach, Byrd, Rameau, and others. Reception follows. Proceeds benefit Parkinson's research.
4 p.m., St. James, 3279 Broad St., Dexter. $10 suggested donation. 426-8247. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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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. 

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

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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. 

"Cocktail Class: Amaro Amore": Tammy's Tastings.

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The name amaro - plural, amari - refers to a style of Italian bittersweet herbal liqueur. These complex liqueurs can be a bartender's best friend. They add complexity, fascinating flavors, and structure - even when used in small amounts. In this class you'll taste several different amari on their own and in cocktails that take advantage of their complex and assertive character. Your booking includes light snacks. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course!
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-amaro-amore-2/ [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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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 p.m.  Free! 

Cannabis Patient Education Group.

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Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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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.

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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]


 7 p.m. 

"Allelujah!": University Musical Society.

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Taped broadcast of the 2018 Bridge Theatre (London) production of renowned English playwright Alan Bennett's new satire in which the problems of a Yorkshire geriatric ward figure as a microcosm of the ills of the body politic. "Its scenes sit like sketches-the best sees two chairbound rivals swapping sex stories as crisply as any Caryl Churchill short play-and between them, patients spring out of their seats into ... quaint song-and-dance numbers: pill-popping chorus lines and cane-twirling tap routines," says a Variety review.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Apr. 14 & 28. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. If bringing music for the group to play, bring 27 copies. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Apr. 21, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Third Place Concert Series": Bløm Meadworks.

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All-female U-M music student ensembles Virago and Girlnoise perform works by Detroit composer Harriet Steinke and Princeton composer Annika Socolofsky.
7-8:30 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. 4th Ave. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/TheThirdPlaceConcert Series, 548-9729. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email info@pointlessbrew.com to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Son Volt: The Ark.

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Popular, extremely influential alt-country quartet that's led by the dark, haunted vocals and spiritually restless lyrics of former Uncle Tupelo singer-songwriter Jay Farrar. Their new album, Union, addresses the turbulence of current U.S. politics. Opener: Kentucky singer-songwriter Ian Noe.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Apr. 21. 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [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]

Dreamland Theater: Radio Campfire

A program of radio documentaries, soundscapes, & experimental sonic shorts. [venue info]

Old Town: Heidi Burson

Nashville-based singer-songwriter who, in the words of jazzrwadio.net writer Juliann Alitt, writes songs of "discovery, love, betrayal and loss, delivered with an attractive self-deprecating humour-and a voice to die for." [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]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

 
 


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