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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 5, 2019






 
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 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]


 8:30 a.m. 

41st Annual Burns Park Run: Burns Park Elementary School PTO.

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Around 1,300 people ages 5-90 attend this popular family affair. This year's event offers 5-km and 10-km chip-timed races and a 5-km walk along beautiful tree-lined streets, as well as a half-mile kid-popular "fun run" ($5) around the park. With an appearance by local runner Doug Goodhue, the 2017 U.S. Male Road Runner of the Year in the 75-79 age division. Awards. Proceeds benefit Burns Park PTO programs. T-shirts & running caps available.
8:30 a.m. (5-km run & walk), 8:40 a.m. (10-km run), & 10 a.m. (fun run), Burns Park, 1700 Wells. $27 (late registration after noon on May 4, $32) in advance at burnsparkrun.org. racedirectors@burnsparkrun.org. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

2019 Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Festival: Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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May 4 & 5. Jugglers of all ability levels invited to join jugglers from around Michigan and beyond for free-form juggling and workshops. Events include games, open juggling, lessons, a sale of juggling items, and more. Note: Attendees age 17 & under must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Wide World Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Dr. $5 (kids age 12 & under, free with an adult). juggling.festival@umich.edu, (248) 990-8084. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Event Derby Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Horses and riders compete in dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country riding.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, & 25. All invited to help maintain the 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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May 4: Furstenberg Native Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward and master gardener Aunita Erskine get the garden ready for spring.

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May 4: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Sunset at Brooks) to remove invasives from this 8-acre oak-hickory woodland.

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May 5: Maryfield Wildwood Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Linwood & Wilton) to remove exotic ornamental plants from this wooded ravine.

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May 5: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to remove exotic ornamental plants from this wooded ravine.

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May 11: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Lakewood Elementary School parking lot off Gralake Ave.) to remove invasive species threatening the rich spread of native wildflowers.

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May 11: Dolph Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Wagner Rd. between Liberty & Jackson) to remove non-native plants from premier birding spot.

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May 12: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Bird Rd. park entrance, west of Huron River Dr.) to remove garlic mustard and dame's rocket from the city's largest park.

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May 18: "21st Annual Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day" (9 a.m.-noon) in several parks, including Argo Nature Area (meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.); Black Pond Woods Nature Area (meet at the Tibbits Ct. entrance, from Brookside east off Pontiac Tr.); Hannah Nature Area (meet at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller); Huron Hills Golf Course Woods (meet at Hunting Valley off Provincial Dr.); Huron Parkway Nature Area (meet at the park steward's house at 3470 Woodland Rd. off E. Huron River Dr.), and Leslie Woods Nature Area (meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth).

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May 19: Fuller Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to celebrate Huron River Day by removing invasive species threatening the river-adjacent floodplain forest.

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May 25: Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Main St., just north of Lakeshore Dr.) to remove garlic mustard to help restore the park's oak savanna.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight": U-M Natural History Museum.

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May 5 & 17. U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry and sustainability lead various activities based on their current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about the people who lived there. For grade 2-adult.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (May 5) & 7-9 p.m. (May 17), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Spring Tile Extravaganza": Motawi Tileworks.

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May 4 & 5. Tile-making and glazing demos, discounts on tiles, and more. Founder Nawal Motawi is on hand 11 a.m.-noon to sign tiles. Also, a chance to make a tile (Sun. only, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, materials provided). Snacks & door prizes.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Dr. Free admission. 213-0017. [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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Daily, except July 4. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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

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Larry Cat in Space (3:30 p.m. daily) is the animated tale of a cat who stows away on a trip to the moon.

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Dynamic Earth (10:30 a.m. Sat.) traces a trail of energy from the Sun through the Earth's atmosphere and into the biosphere.

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


 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 

Cinco de Mayo Street Festival: Tios Mexican Café.

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Street fair with a margarita and food tent all day (weather permitting). Entertainment includes flamenco dancing by Holly Matthews and the Hoover Street Flamenco Troupe (Noon-1 p.m. & 4-5 p.m.), an exhibition of the Mexican wrestling form known as lucha libre (1-4 p.m.), the Water Hill Players (6:30-8 p.m.), and the Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Tumbao Bravo (8:30-10 p.m.). Also, face painting (3-6 p.m.).
11 a.m.-2 a.m., Liberty St. between Thompson & Division. Free admission. 761-6650.


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Religion & Technology: Question & Answer Session": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion of Noreen Herzfeld's 2009 book Technology and Religion.
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.

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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.


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.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-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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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  Free! 

"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).
4:30-5:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Spring Fling": Cobblestone Farm Association.

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Tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse led by costumed volunteers, who depict mid-19th-century farm routines and preparations for spring, including butter churning, needlework, woodstove cooking, and some hands-on activities. Also, resident goats, sheep, ducks, and chickens. Visitors can also play lawn games like stilts and hoops. Today's festival is also a celebration of the Stone School Cooperative Preschool's 60th anniversary.
Noon-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard (next to Buhr Park). $2 families, $5; seniors, $1.50; kids, $1; kids age 3 & under and members, free). 794-7120. [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Readings by 6 authors being published by this AADL imprint. Books include Samuel Damren's What Justice Looks Like (true crime), Pauline Loewenhardt's Almost Lost: Detroit Kids Discover Holocaust Secrets and Family Survivors (memoir), Brian Love and Michael Burns' Corked: Tales of Advantage in Competitive Sports (sports essays), and Charles Taylor's Dark Rhythm (sci-fi).
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Recess Monkey: The Ark.

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This acclaimed, prolific Seattle-based trio of teacher-rockers plays danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 (kids, $12) in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1800. [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"10th Anniversary Celebration": Dexter District Library.

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Family-friendly music. Snacks.
1-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the binturongs, aka bearcats (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a Shire horse, Arctic fox, reticulated python, and cougar, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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 May 19. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. (May 5 & 12), & AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy (May 26). Free. 327-4200. .


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Passport 2 Pittsfield": Pittsfield Township.

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Open houses at various Township buildings highlighted by family-friendly activities, including a pop-up Farmers Market, photo booth, and a chance to make a "Recycled Box City" at the Township Hall (6201 W. Michigan), "Touch-a-Truck" activities at the Utilities Field Office (4467 Concourse), craft activities, soccer, and ga-ga (a dodgeball variant played in a fenced-in area) (4365 Platt), and more. Refreshments & giveaways. See pittsfield-mi.gov/p2p for full list of locations and activities.
1-4 p.m., various locations. Free. 822-3134.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Quilled Paper Necklace": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for all grade 6-adult.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"True Grit": Fathom Events.

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May 5 & 8. (Henry Hathaway, 1969). 50th anniversary screening of this classic John Wayne Western. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts. Note: Matinees are at Emagine only.
1 & 4 p.m. (May 5), noon & 7 p.m. (May 8). 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).


 2 p.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]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The New Deal Programs and Projects": Ypsilanti District Library.

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During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt instituted dozens of programs and projects geared towards restoring prosperity to Americans. Genealogist Katherine Willson addresses how those programs directly and indirectly affected our ancestors and where we might find records mentioning their participation. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]



 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Water Hill Music Fest Continued.

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Many local musicians perform on front porches and in yards and driveways in the Water Hill neighborhood, so called because of its water-themed street names (Spring, Fountain, and Brooks). After 8 years, the organizers of the original Water Hill Music Fest decided to end their run, but musicians in the neighborhood have organized themselves to keep the beloved tradition going. New this year: An amplified stage on Spring St. by Big City Small World Bakery.
Noon-5 p.m., Water Hill neighborhood north of Miller bounded by Brooks, Sunset, and the train tracks. Free. Facebook.com/MFFWaterHill, 668-7688.


 2 p.m. 

"Bug Pea Colours the Rainbow and Louise/The Bears": Spinning Dot Youth & Teen Company.

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May 3-5. Young local actors perform 2 new kid-friendly shows. Bug Pea is Lereko Mfono's play about honoring your culture and roots and learning to seek help. Louise/The Bears is about a girl who can see invisible bears, but her family doesn't believe her.
7 p.m. (May 3 & 4) & 2 p.m. (May 5), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newmann Studio, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $11.25 (students, $6.25) in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/spinning-dot-theatre. 585-5134. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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.  Free! 

"Ancient Color": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Curators Cathy Person and Caroline Roberts lead a tour of the current exhibition that illustrates how ancient Romans acquired, made, and used pigments and dyes.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Book Boxes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grades K-adult invited to use provided craft supplies to decorate a shoe box with a scene from a favorite book.
2-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [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 p.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]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Edible Plants Foraging Walk": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Will Forage for Food founder Rachel Mifsud leads a walk to look for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms.
2-3:30 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 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.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Pick Some Flowers with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn to Knit!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local knitting instructor Carol Ullmann shows all grade 6-adult knitting basics, including knit and purl stitches, casting on and binding off, how to read patterns, and how to care for knit fabrics. Materials provided.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring Has Sprung at Springhill": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy/Superior Land Conservancy.

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All invited to join a hike of about a mile to enjoy spring wildflowers. Preceded at 1:15 p.m. by socializing. Refreshments. No pets. Be prepared for variable weather and muddy trails.
2-3:30 p.m., meet at 3345 Berry Rd., Superior Twp. Free. 482-5957.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Brian Brill & Friends: Chelsea First United Methodist Church Community Concert Series.

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Jazz ensemble led by Brill, a Chelsea composer-pianist who's written original music and film scores for PBS, CBS Sports, and The Discovery Channel.
3 p.m., Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Elgin Clingaman: Zion Lutheran Church.

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This Zion organist performs a program TBA.
3 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. Free; donations accepted for Grace in Action. 434-3795. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"An Easter Season Concert": St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

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Lucia Campbell conducts the church's adult choir and Ginger Herrmann the church's school choir in a program highlighted by Fauré's Requiem. With pianist Jeanne Marie Gerig.
3 p.m., St. Thomas, 530 Elizabeth. Free, but donations accepted. 761-8606. [map]



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 3 p.m. 

"Bugs Bunny in Concert": Dexter Community Band.

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Bill Gourley directs this 85-member volunteer ensemble in music featured in cartoons starring the iconic "wascally wabbit." Program: Von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna," a Stephen Foster medley, and excerpts from Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Wagner's Die Fledermaus.
3 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Cider & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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May 5 & 17. Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly hard ciders with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
3-5 p.m. (May 5) & 6:30-8:30 p.m. (May 17), Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except May 19. 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. (May 5 & 12), & AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy (May 26). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Man on the Moon: The Lunar Landing Turns 50!": Saline District Library.

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Talk by EMU physics instructor Jesse Lee Mason.
3-4:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Flower Wall Hangings": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for all grade 6-adult.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Rodgers & Hammerstein: Songs of Hope and Love": Chaverim B'Shirim Concert.

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Marilyn Krimm directs this local Jewish choir in a program of Rodgers & Hammerstein songs from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music. Refreshments.
3-5 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The World to Come: Art in a Changing Climate": UMMA.

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Curator Jennifer Friess discusses the current exhibit Art in the Age of the Anthropocene and how it reimagines humanity's relationship to the environment now and in the future.
3 p.m., UMMA Taubman I Gallery, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration requested at umma.umich.edu/events. 764-0395. [map]


 3:30, 6, 7:30, 9 & 9:35 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.


 3:35 & 6:40 p.m. 

"Woman at War": State Theatre.

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(Benedikt Erlingsson, 2019). A radical environmental activist plans one last attack before she adopts a child.
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.


 3:45 & 6:15 p.m. 

"Her Smell": State Theatre.

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(Alex Ross Perry, 2019). Elisabeth Moss stars as a 90s punk-rocker struggling to recapture her creative edge.
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 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Ash is Purest White": Michigan Theater.

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(Zhangke Jia, 2019). Decades-spanning drama about the relationship between a small-time con man and his moll. Mandarin, subtitles.
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 & 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.


 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden: Pottery inspired by nature": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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We've assembled a garden of earthy delights for our In the Garden show and sale running from May 3-June 30.
To welcome spring we've filled our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden.
It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find memorable gifts. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Meads + Movies": Bløm Meadworks.

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May 5: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Steve Barron, 1990). Live-action movie based on the popular 1980s cartoon.

May 12: "9 to 5" (Colin Higgins, 1980). Comedy about 3 female employees who find a way to turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, and hypocritical boss.

May 19: "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (Kevin Reynolds, 1991). Kevin Costner's American-accented version of the iconic English folk hero.

May 26: "The Monuments Men" (George Clooney, 2014). Drama based on true events about WWII American troops tasked with saving art from the Nazis.
4 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. 4th Ave. Free; buy your own mead. 548-9729. [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. 

Classical Bells: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Darlene Ebersole directs this acclaimed Detroit-area handbell ensemble whose performances are known for their interpretive flair, technical skill, and informal choreography, along with a dash of humor. The group's varied repertoire includes classical, inspirational, popular, and even ragtime and swing tunes. A benefit for the church's new organ.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Donation. 663-0518. [map]


 4 & 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Musical Theater Senior Showcase": U-M Musical Theater Department.

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Graduating musical theater majors preview a revue that they'll perform in front of agents and casting directors in New York. These shows usually sell out; advance purchase is recommended.
4 & 7:30 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. $30 in advance at tickets.music.umich.edu and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.


 4 p.m. 

"Voices of Children: Bee the Change": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Performances in celebration of Earth Day by the children's choirs from 4 local congregations, the Hindu Chinmaya Mission, New Hope Baptist Church, St. Clare's Episcopal Church, and The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
4 p.m., Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. Donation. 649-0107. [map]


 4:15 & 9:10 p.m. 

"Ask Dr. Ruth": Michigan Theater.

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(Ryan White, 2019). Documentary about sex therapist Ruth Westheimer.
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]


 4:25, 7:15 & 9:20 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]


 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.  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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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]


 6-8 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., outdoors in the open area between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6:45 & 9:35 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]


 7 p.m. 

Arijit Singh: Palace Concerts.

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Performance by this popular Bollywood singer, who skyrocketed to fame as the voice behind the 2013 hit song "Tum Hi Ho" from the Bollywood musical Aashiqui 2. He's since become known for his passionate rendition of love songs in numerous films.
7 p.m., EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $59-$99 in advance at (586) 506-0043 and palaceconcertsmi.com. 487-2282. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Deonte Osayande: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this Pushcart-nominated queer poet whose new chapbook, Civilian, addresses the challenges of being a black man in Detroit. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Jeffrey Foucault: The Ark.

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Wisconsin-based American roots-music singer-songwriter known for wry, deftly poetic lyrics and rich-toned fingerstyle guitar accompaniment. No Depression calls him "the bard of small-town anywhere." His 2018 album Blood Brothers has been praised as literate and nuanced. He "has a way of looking inward and painting detailed reflections that few can match," says a Glide Magazine review. Opener: Minnesota singer-songwriter Erik Koskinen.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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May 5 & 19. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. 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.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Canterbury House: Improv Jam

Jazz jam session. [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. 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]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Jay Stielstra

Folk-country originals by this veteran local singer-songwriter, a mainstay of the local folk scene since the early 70s who is most widely known as the author of Tittabawassee Jane and other Michigan-based folk musicals. [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: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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