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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 1, 2019






 
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 6 a.m.  Free! 

2nd Annual May Day Celebration: Ann Arbor Morris.

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All invited to celebrate this traditional holiday with singing and boisterous traditional English dances.
6-7 a.m., U-M Nichols Arboretum (meet at the lookout above the main valley near Geddes Rd. gate). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1659.


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Horse Shows: Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan.

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May 1-5, 8-12, & 15-19. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn at Katz, Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]


 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Theater Circles for Seniors": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In Theater Circles for Seniors, the eight members of the class will be divided into three groups. Each small group will both rehearse within their circle, and then, reading from a script, will present their 15-minute play to the rest of the class.
Following each play reading, there will be a discussion in a supportive environment. Theater Circles for Seniors provides an opportunity for each participant to engage with meaningful literary works while developing positive relationships; and it's fun!
This Study Group led by Terence Madden will meet Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., May 1-May 22.
Brookhaven Manor, 401 W. Oakbrook Dr. $25. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Charlotte's Web": Wild Swan Theater.

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Charlotte's Web is possibly the best loved of all American stories for children. It tells the touching story of a rare friendship between a little pig, Wilbur, and Charlotte, a most uncommon spider. The magical words that Charlotte spins in her web not only earn Wilbur a county fair blue ribbon and save his life, but inspire all of us to value what we can share with each other.
Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12-$15. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org http://wildswantheater.org/on-stage-2018-2019/ [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Charlotte's Web": Wild Swan Theater.

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May 1-5. This award-winning local children's theater presents Jeff Duncan's adaptation of E.B. White's beloved tale of a friendship between the young pig Wilbur and the remarkable spider who helps him win a blue ribbon at the fair and saves his life. Geared toward grades K-5. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Wed.-Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $15 (kids & seniors, $12; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org, by phone, and at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 only, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (Sat. & Sun. times TBA) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon  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]


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 3 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]


 3:15, 3:45, 7:30 & 9 p.m. 

"Avengers: Endgame": State Theatre.

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Conclusion to Marvel Studios' 22-film arc known as the Infinity Saga.
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, 7:05 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Family": State Theatre.

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(Laura Steinel, 2019). Comedy about a workaholic hedge fund exec who must save her 12-year-old niece from becoming a Juggalo.
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.


 4:15 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.


 4:35, 7 & 9:20 p.m. 

"The Chaperone": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Engler, 2019). Biopic about relationship between 1920s Hollywood starlet Louise Brooks and her teetotalling chaperone. Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson.
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]


 4:45 p.m. 

"Peterloo": Michigan Theater.

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(Mike Lee, 2019). Historical film about the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British troops attacked peaceful protesters in Manchester, England.
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, 7:30 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Amazing Grace": Michigan Theater.

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(Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2019). Documentary about Aretha Franklin's 2-day performance with a Baptist choir in L.A. in 1972.
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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Food Truck Rallies: Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

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Get outside for dinner this summer! Ann Arbor Farmers Market Food Truck Rallies take place on the first Wednesday evening of each month, beginning in May. Trucks, carts and other local vendors will be on site 5-8 p.m., so bring a chair, a friend, and get ready for some tasty eats and live music.
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit Street. Free. 734.794.6255. a2gov.org/market [map]


 5:15 p.m. 

"Arias at Rush Hour": Arbor Opera Theater.

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May 1 & 8. Local singers perform opera selections and art songs.
5:15 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA. 769-2999. [map]
 


 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang

Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Gilbert Residence, 203 South Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Dexter District Library.

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Talks by English Gardens representatives. May 1: Herbs. May 15: "Container Gardening Made Easy." June 6: "Success with Perennials."
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-7:30 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Real Estate: Buy - Sell - Invest": Piper Partners at Keller Williams Realty.

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Everything you need to know about buying, selling or investing in real estate to make the right choices and avoid expensive mistakes. Join us for pizza and soft drinks in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Your questions answered!
- Navigating today's housing market
- Financing options
- Inspection do's and don'ts
- Property taxes
- Insurance - Protecting your investment
This event is free but space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
Everyone attending this event will receive a $300 voucher to be applied at closing toward financing, purchase or selling expenses.
Hosted by
Andy Piper and Julie Lemorie, The Piper Partners Team at Keller Williams Realty
John Simpkins, Senior Mortgage Officer, LevelOne Bank
Ray Nouhan III, Sales Consultant Allen Edwin Homes
Peter Staton, Principal Agent, Concept Insurance Agency, LLC.
Jeff Fletcher, President, Fletcher Inspections
The Session Room, 3685 Jackson Road. Free. 734-845-9720. andy@piperpartners.com www.piperpartners.com/ann-arbor-bsi [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
UUAA Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Being Black in Ann Arbor Today": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Final discussion in a 4-part series exploring the history of race relations in Ann Arbor. Potluck supper (bring a dish to pass). Tonight: Former Ann Arbor Housing Commission director Shirley Beckley and school board member and retired teacher Pat Manley discuss racial issues in the community, Ann Arbor Public Schools, and the U-M. Resources for understanding and addressing racial issues available. Also, a chance to make plans for further action and study.
6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 417-1613, 996-0129. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"High Life": State Theatre.

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(Clare Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau, 2019). Moody sci-fi thriller about a man and his infant daughter, seemingly the sole survivors on a spaceship that had been transporting death-row inmates, until they mysteriously disappeared.
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.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation"

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Meditation is an important tool on the spiritual path, helping to develop focus, stability, insight and understanding. In addition to more commonly known concentration methods, we will also experience analytical and visualization meditations on various topics. Led by Jewel Heart Instructor Supa Corner.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 7349943387. annarborregistration@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Songwriters in the Round": On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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With Grand Rapids cartoonist-turned-Americana singer-songwriter Joe Shields, local blues-folk singer-songwriter Lauren Crane, local country-folk Americana singer-songwriter Ed Dupas, and Detroit-based Celtic-folk singer-songwriter Sigrid Christiansen.
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Wine Wednesdays" Film Series: State Theatre.

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Apr. 10: "The Trip" (Michael Winterbottom, 2011). Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in this largely improvised comedy about 2 men reviewing Northern England's best restaurants. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17: "A Year in Burgundy" (David Kennard, 2013). Documentary following 7 wine-making families. 7 p.m.

Apr. 24: "Somm" (Jason Wise, 2012). Documentary about 4 sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. 7 p.m.

May 1: "La Dolce Vita" (Federico Fellini, 1961). Classic about the hedonistic "sweet life" of 1960s Rome. 7 p.m.

May 22: "Amélie" (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001). Charming tale of a Parisian waitress determined to improve the lives of those around her. 7 p.m.

May 29: "The Great Gatsby" (Jack Clayton, 1974). F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. 7 p.m.
7 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various high school student ensembles.

Mar. 16 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): State Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival.

Mar. 21: Jazz Band Concert.

May 1: Band, Orchestra, & Choir Concerto Concert.

May 21: Band & Orchestra Concert.
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free (except as noted) 433-2201. [map]



 7 p.m. 

"42nd Street: The Musical": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the Theatre Royal (London) production of this 1980 Broadway musical adapted from the 1933 Busby Berkeley film about a talented young performer who gets her big break on Broadway. The score includes such favorites as "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "We're in the Money," and "I Only Have Eyes for You."
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Alzheimer's: A Disease, Not a Disgrace": Holy Faith Church.

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Saline resident Jim Mangi discusses his ongoing care of his wife, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's 11 years ago. Also, info on how to recognize the disease, acquire caregiver skills, and get help. The talk is repeated May 4 at 10 a.m.
7-8:30 p.m., Holy Faith Church Social Hall, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Free. (703) 395-3824. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Spirit: Issue #7": Literati Bookstore.

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Skyline High School students read fiction, poetry, and essays from their literary magazine.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy, Benjamin Balint's 2018 book that begins with Kafka's desire for his papers to be burned upon his death and tells the story of what happened to them instead.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 8 p.m. 

House of Hamill: The Ark.

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Philadelphia folk-based acoustic roots music duo of 2 singer-fiddlers who met when their regular bands shared a stage, Brian Buchanan of Enter the Haggis and Rose Baldino of Burning Bridget Cleary. Their unpredictable repertoire includes all-violin versions of such songs as "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Take on Me."
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Martin Lowenberg: Beth Israel Congregation.

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This Holocaust survivor discusses his life and experiences in different concentration camps. In honor of Holocaust Memorial Day.
8 p.m., Beth Israel, 2000 Washtenaw. Free. 665-9897. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: London Beck

Local R&B singer-songwriter. Openers: Karissa Bone, a Detroit-area R&B and rock 'n' soul singer-songwriter, and Lily Talmers, a pop-folk singer-songwriter. $5-$8. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

World music-based jazz by this ensemble led by local bassist Sharp. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwude Thunderwude

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Old Town: Meg Brennan

Local jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Brennan. With keyboardist Hannah Baiardi, bassist Aiden Cafferty, and drummer Eliza Salem. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Kevin Devine & the Picardy Three

Local ensemble plays jazz, swing, and Irish music. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rollie Tussing & Friends

Ensemble led by Tussing, a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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