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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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 7-11:45 a.m.  Free! 

Stinchfield Woods Annual Census: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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All invited to help count breeding birds in this wooded area between Dexter and Pinckney. The trails are hilly, and mosquitoes can be a problem.
7-11:45 a.m., meet at the entrance on Stinchfield Woods Rd. (west off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. about 1.5 mi. north of North Territorial). Free. To volunteer or for information, email Mary Wise at [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Bridging 23 Unity Walk: The Dispute Resolution Center, The Ann Arbor African American Downtown Festival, City of Ann Arbor, City of Ypsilanti, AATA.

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The Bridging 23 Unity Walk is designed to build unity between the East and the West side of Washtenaw County. There is a very real perception in Washtenaw County that the County is divided by Race and Economics and US 23 is the dividing line. The goal of the Bridging 23 Unity Walk is to show that that perception is wrong and that we, as a county, live, work and play together for the benefit of all Washtenaw County residents regardless of Race or economics.
This is the second year we are walking together. The event is sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Center:, the AA African American Downtown Festival: , the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, and the AATA.
This is a great opportunity to build dialogue and friendship between our twin cities.
Ypsilanti District Library (start), 229 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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May 31-June 2. Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.

 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Group Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Dexter and Chelsea for those with some experinece. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"A Portrait of Ann Arbor - Leon Makielski (1885-1974) Retrospective Showcase & Sale": Schmidt's Antiques.

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Schmidt's Antiques is pleased to announce a public presentation and sale of works by area artist Leon Makielski (1885-1974) entitled "A Portrait of Ann Arbor"
The public sale and exhibition will continue each Saturday through the month of May, or by appointment.
The selection includes over fifty works, directly from the family, many never before offered for sale. Featuring Midwestern landscapes and cityscapes, showcasing numerous images of Ann Arbor, as well as portraits, including his notable depiction of bridge builder Ralph Modjeski, and perhaps one of his most famous portraits, Mrs. Penelope Peterson. Schmidt's is proud to represent the heirs of this eminent American artist with such close ties to the great state of Michigan and the Ann Arbor area.
Please visit our website below for more information.
Schmidt's Antiques, 5138 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344342660. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Moving Sale-everything must go!": Polo Fields - Kelly Sachs.

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Moving/garage sale in the Polo Fields. Everything must go! Kitchen & Dining Room furniture, microwave, Ethan Allen Chair and 1/2, dishes, pictures, and more.
Home, 4863 Lytham Lane. Free admission. 734-646-9843. [map]

 9-10 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Hudson Mills Activity Center.

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Nature-themed stories & crafts for ages 4-7.

Apr. 6: "Bouncing Bunnies."

May 4: "Spring Wildflowers."

June 1: "For the Birds."

July 6: "Beautiful Bugs."

Aug. 3: "Heard But Not Seen."
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

24th Annual African American Downtown Festival.

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A celebration of the contributions of African Americans to the development of Ann Arbor, held in what was once the city's black business district. With sales of food, art, beauty products, and collectibles from local African American businesses, and health & wellness screenings. Kids activities include face painting, a bounce house, a karate demo (1-1:30 p.m.) and balloon twisting by Twist and Shout the Clown. Live music includes New Grace Apostolic Temple Youth Praise Team (11-11:30 a.m.), gospel by Zion Williams (11:30-noon) and Anthony McKinney (noon-12:15), R&B by Dani Darling (2-2:30 p.m.), Myna (4-4:15 p.m.), and Katrina (4:45-5 p.m.); and hip-hop by Mobdiva (6-6:15 p.m.), Bully Marley (6:30-6:45 p.m.), and Kenny Davis (7-7:15 p.m.). Also, dance performances by A2 Break Dance (2:30-2:45 p.m.), the Ypsilanti Community Middle School Dream Step Team (2:45-3 p.m.), and Mr. Smooth's Ballroom Dance (4:15-5 p.m.). Also, the Bridging 23 Unity March begins at the Ypsilanti District Library Michigan branch at 8 a.m. and ends at the African American Downtown Festival at noon (free; register at Full schedule available at
9 a.m.-8 p.m., Ann St. between Main & Fourth Ave., and Fourth Ave. between Ann & Catherine. Free admission. 858-9121.

 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Polo Fields Neighborhood Garage Sale: Polo Fields Homeowners Association.

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Annual neighborhood garage sale. Participating homes will have balloons in the front yard.
Polo Fields Neighborhood. Free admission.

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Free! 

Saturday Meals Celebration: Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels.

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Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels will begin Saturday meal delivery on June 1!
Drop in any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, to enjoy a BBQ lunch, a bounce house, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Guests also can meet YMOW volunteers and staff
and learn about volunteering at YMOW

To attend this FREE event, please RSVP by Monday, May 27, to or
First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti, 1110 W CROSS ST, Ypsilanti. Free. 8156854767. [map]

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]

 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, & 29. 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.


June 1: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.) to help maintain the trails in honor of National Trails Day.


June 1: Brokaw Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Huron River Dr. just south of Wagner) to build some trails in one of the city's newest parks.


June 2: Swift Run Marsh (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Eddy St. off Verle Ave. from Platt)to trim the trails to allow easier access in this popular birding spot.


June 2: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at Beechwood off of Sunset) to repair the trail leading into the park.


June 8: Onder Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive species.


June 9: Mary Beth Doyle Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to remove bittercress from the oak-hickory forest.


June 15: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward Aunita Erskine maintain the native garden and to remove invasives in other park locations.


June 15: Forest Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Parker Mill parking lot, 4650 Geddes Rd.) to remove invasive bittercress from this floodplain forest.


June 16: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove invasives from this area of former farmland.


June 22: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to remove invasive sweet clover to improve the native prairie habitat.


June 23: Olson Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat of the city's largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in the area.


June 29: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.) to pull the invasive sweet clover threatening the native tallgrass prairie.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Native Plant Expo & Marketplace": Washtenaw County Conservation District.

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Show and sale of native plants by many Washtenaw County businesses and nonprofits. Also, sales of seedsand landscaping services.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free admission. 205-1219. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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

 9:30-11 a.m. 

"Camp Bacon: Cured at Pearl Breakfast": Zingerman's Greyline.

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Steve McHugh, owner of the San Antonio restaurant Cured, hosts a breakfast featuring some of his cured foods, including pig cheek poutine and pickled cauliflower and praline bacon. Followed at 11:30 a.m. at Miss Kim (415 N. 5th Ave.) by a lunch ($28) hosted by Mei Zhang, author of Travels Through Dali: With a Leg of Ham and the Founder of Wild China.
9:30-11 a.m., Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $55. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]

 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Motorcycle Charity Ride & Bike Blessing": Warriors and Caregivers United Fundraiser.

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Talk by a WACU representative and a bike blessing. Followed by a motorcycle ride to the VFW on Wagner Rd. for lunch and prizes. Proceeds benefit programs for combat veterans.
9:30 a.m., Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. $10 minimum donation per attendee. 660-7172. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. [map]

 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden: Pottery inspired by nature"

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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. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Summer Kickoff Recovery BBQ": Home of New Vision.

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On June 1 is our summer kickoff BBQ, at Montibeller Park in Ypsilanti, from 10:00 - 4:00. Come with the family and eat free food, play games, and hang out with like-minded, good people! Bask in the glory of recovery, enjoy fellowship, meet the Home of New Vision staff. This event is free and open to the public. Don't forget the sunscreen! Food and drinks provided.
Montibeller Park, 4305 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-975-1602. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Annual Spring Sale: Ann Arbor Potters Guild.

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June 1 & 2. A very popular annual sale held outdoors under a big tent. Includes a wide variety of functional and decorative ceramics made by more than 30 guild members and a kids table (with lower-priced items). Also, a kids clay area for kids to try making pottery and pottery demos (both weather dependent).
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Potters Guild parking lot, 201 Hill. Free admission. 663-4970. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Ukulele Club: Dexter District Library.

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Youth in grades 4-12 invited to try out ukuleles. Light refreshments. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Parents welcome to participate.
10-11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"History of Violence": Ann Arbor Gay Men's Book Club.

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All invited to discuss French novelist Édouard Louis's memoir about returning to the village that ostracized him as a gay teen to recover after surviving a rape and attempted murder by a gigolo he spontaneously picks up on Christmas Eve.
10 a.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Summer Celebrations Without Styrofoam": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to learn to make coolers, plates, and utensils for summer picnics using recycled and reusable items. Participants also use compostable materials to create decorations to take home.
10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. Preregistration requested at 761-3186.

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. & 12:30, 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.


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.


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.


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

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

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"A Tribute to Women of Achievement": Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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On a day to day basis, the world pays little attention to, much less highlights, the professional achievements and community contributions of African American women. In its ninth year, the Kappa Alpha Psi Tribute to Women of Achievement event has helped to ensure these women are not overlooked. Presented by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., this event reaches into the Ann Arbor area surrounding communities to identify and spotlight these amazing African American women.
This year's event will be held over brunch at the Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11 am to 2:00 pm. Tickets are $65 each with net proceeds going to scholarships for at least ten deserving African American youth in the Ann Arbor area.
The following outstanding women will be honored.
Patricia Berry
Sommer Foster
Diana McKnight-Morton
Cassandra Russell
Erane Washington
Four Points Sheraton Hotel - Ann Arbor, 3200 Boardwalk Dr,. $65. 313-318-1175. [map]

On May 20, 2019, Richard King wrote:
Women of Achievement Event Flyer
A picture from last year's event. Lois Allen-Richardson receiving her award with Kappa Alpha Psi national, regional and local officers looking on.

On May 20, 2019, Richard King wrote:
Women of Achievement Event Flyer
Women of Achievement Honorees Clockwise from upper left:

Erane Washington

Cassandra Russell

Patricia Berry

Sommer Foster

Diana McKnight-Morton

 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. 

Spring Craft & Vendor Show: Trinity FWB Church.

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Stop, shop and support local small businesses!
Saturday June 1st from 11am - 2pm
Our vendors will include (but are not limited to);
Close To My Heart
Forever (digital saving)
Once Upon A Memory
Color Street
Doterra Essential Oils
Pink Zebra
Pampered Chef
Party lite
Rachel's Photography & Crafts
Chalking With Paula K
Sipology (Steeped Tea)
Chic Pursenality
Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 410 Oregon St, Ypsilanti. [map]

 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party": Nicola's Books.

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Educational kids activities led by U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology representatives and others. Also, a chance to pick up a summer reading packet.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 11:30 a.m. 

"Camp Bacon Lunch with Mei Zhang"

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Meet Mei Zhang, the author of Travels Through Dali: With a Leg of Ham and the founder of Wild China. Mei will open the doors to the wonders of Yunnan cuisine and its use of pork. She will share the history and traditions of the region and unveil the unique stories and recipes of those who call Yunnan home. Chef Ji Hye Kim will make you lunch from Mei's book to share. Sign up for your spot now!
*This event is kid friendly and great for the whole family.
Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave. $28. 734-275-0099. [map]

 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-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Eid-al-Fitr Greeting Cards and Lantern Making": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make pop-up greeting cards & 3-D paper lanterns celebrating this Islamic holiday. With local crafter Malika Ayubbi.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. 

"International Table Top Day": Vault of Midnight.

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All invited to try out new board and card games. Staffers offer guidance. Giveaways and discounts.
Noon-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m., Vault of Midnight, 219 S. Main. $5 admission. 998-1413. [map]

 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch": Bank of Ann Arbor.

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Every Thurs. (except July 4 & 18), June 6-Aug. 29.Musical entertainment by local and area performers.


June 6: Laith Al-Saadi. Popular local singer-guitarist who performs an eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals. He rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice. Opener: Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter Sam Corbin.


June 13: The Accidentals. Wildly acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk trio of multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. Opener: local Americana rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Adam Plomaritas.


June 20: morgxn. L.A.-based alt-pop singer-songwriter whose emotionally charged lyrics are backed by atmospheric electronic music. Opener: Local teen pop-folk singer-songwriter and ukulele player Magdalen Fossum.


June 27: Adia Victoria. Up-and-coming Nashville-based blues singer-songwriter who describes her new sophomore album, Silences, as "what it would sound like if Billie Holiday got lost in a Radiohead song." Opener: Erin Zindle, the fiery fiddling frontwoman of the classy local progressive folk-rock band The Ragbirds.


July 11: Rayland Baxter. Nashville-based alt-country singer-songwriter whose 2018 album, Wide Awake, is a catchy collection of Beatlesesque melodies backed by a tight R&B groove he composed while living in an abandoned Kentucky factory with little more than a mattress, guitar, and Wurlitzer. Opener: Matthew Milia, the frontman for Frontier Ruckus, a popular experimental bluegrass-based folk-rock ensemble from Lake Orion.



July 25: Guster. Boston-based alt-rock band that favors breezy '60s West Coast-style vocal harmonies. Its 2019 album, Look Alive, marks a transition to synth pop that Slant Magazine calls "playful, infectious, and eminently listenable." Opener: Tally Hall keyboardist Andrew Horowitz.


Aug. 1: SHAED. Washington, D.C.-based electro-pop trio best known for its song "Trampoline," featured in a 2018 MacBook Air commercial. Opener: Detroit pop singer-songwriter Ladysse, whose current single "Heartbreak Hollywood" recalls Lana Del Rey.


Aug. 8: Mat Kerekes. 25-year-old frontman for the Toledo pop-punk/emo band Citizen who just released Ruby, an intimate, optimistic album about death and loss he recorded in his garage. Opener: Local pop-folk singer-songwriter Oren Levin.


Aug. 15: Flora Cash. Swedish/American husband-and-wife folk-pop duo who express their romance through dreamy, soul-bearing ballads. Opener: Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Petty.


Aug. 22: Michael Franti. Veteran reggae-pop singer-songwriter and rapper who performs with his band Spearhead. Known for various humanitarian and political musical projects, Franti blends hip-hop with other styles such as reggae and funk, and his lyrics often promote peace and social justice. Opener: Local rich-voiced pop-folk singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer.


Aug. 29: Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. Powerhouse Detroit soul-pop band. An NPR critic describes its 2017 album Telephone/Teléfono as "Motown-infused garage-rock with touches of tropical psychedelic cumbia and punk cabaret." Opener: Detroit soul-pop singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, 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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Camp Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Camp-themed crafts for all in grade K-adult.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab & multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30, 4, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. 

"The White Crow": Michigan Theater.

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(Ralph Fiennes, 2019). Historical drama about Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.
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)., 668-TIME. [. [map]

 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Biggest Little Farm": Michigan Theater.

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(John Chester, 2019). A documentarian chronicles his family's work to develop a sustainable farm outside L.A.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2 & 7 p.m. 

"SEUSSICAL! The musical": Explorers Theatre Troupe.

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Come see your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life in this rollicking musical performance featuring Horton the Elephant, the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Jojo and all the Who's down in Whoville! Bring the family, it's fun for all ages!
Performances May 31 and June 1 at 7pm, June 1 at 2pm. Tickets available at the door or by emailing $10/ $8 seniors & under 12. Family ticket is $35 for two parents and all their children under age 18.
School show Thursday, May 30 at 10am, $3 tickets!
Directed by Wendy Sielaff and musical Director Catherine Rogers. Produced by Anna Valaskova-Howard.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $3-$35. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unicorn Princess Party": Unicorn Feed & Supply.

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Put on your sparkly shoes and tutus and join us in celebrating Unicorn Feed & Supply's 1st birthday from 2-4pm! It will be the PREMIERE appearance of our very own "Dessa, the Unicorn Princess," who will be available for photo ops! We'll ALSO have a Unicorn Princess COSTUME CONTEST (prizes for categories
"Ages 2 & Under," Ages 3-6," "Ages 7-12"). All costume contest participants should arrive by 3:30, and winners will be announced at 3:45! We'll be serving Unicorn Cookies by our neighbor, Terry Bakery and sips of Pearly Pink Shimmerology Punch! This event is FREE and open to ALL AGES!
Unicorn Feed & Supply, 114 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-961-8610. [map]

 2-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Follow Your Nose in the Great Outdoors": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 1 & 2. Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, leads a nature walk to learn "scent mapping," a sensory evaluation technique used in the perfume industry. Tastings of seasonal foraged edibles, including candied violets and wildflower tea with violet, linden, and rose.
2-4:30 p.m., County Farm Park Pavilion (by the kiosk & playground), Platt Rd. entrance. Space limited; preregistration required (email your name, phone, and chosen date to Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led themed tours of the museum, including "Highlights of the Kelsey Museum" (June 1), "Latin Inscriptions" (June 8), "Life in Graeco-Roman Egypt" (June 15), a kid-friendly tour (June 22), and "Stamp Seals, Cylinder Seals, and Cuneiform Tablets" (June 29).
2 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free.,, 761-1115.

 2:30-11 p.m.  Free! 

Treeverb Music Festival.

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Live music, food trucks, & a beer tent. Headliners are the Detroit electro pop-rock duo JR JR (8:35-9:35 p.m.) and Computer Games (10-11 p.m.), the San Francisco-based garage rock duo of Glee star (and U-M grad) Darren Criss and his older brother Chuck. Also, Chicago funk-rock jam quintet North 41 (2:30-3:15 p.m.), Detroit soul-pop singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman (3:30-4 p.m.), Traverse City-based Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter Joshua Davis (4:10-4:40 p.m.), Topanga-based blues-folk singer-songwriter Corey Harper (4:50-5:20 p.m.), Detroit pop-rock singer-songwriter Anna Burch (5:40-6:10 p.m.), Lansing pop-funk and soul band Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers (6:30-7:20 p.m.), and Flint-based electronic pop musician Tunde Olaniran (7:40-8:10 p.m.). DJ Ross Federman performs between sets.
2:30-11 p.m., First and Huron Lot, 220 S. First St. Free admission. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Irish Traditional Jam Session: Seitz's Tavern.

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All acoustic musicians invited to play traditional Irish music. Spectators welcome.
3-5 p.m., 110 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 475-7475. [map]

 3-4 p.m. 

Kids Run: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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70-m and 100-m dashes, 400m and 1-mile runs, and a long jump for kids 12 & under. Also, refreshments and entertainment.
3-4 p.m., Skyline HS, 2552 N. Maple. $15 (free if registered for any adult races on June 2). [map]

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 4-June 1. Guy Sanville directs Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. The central character is Joe Keller, a factory owner who prospered during WWII by manufacturing military airplane parts. Haunted by a dark secret, he evades prison, pinning the blame for his crime on his business partner, but tragedy comes home in the form of his 3 sons--one reported missing in action, one a returned veteran who believes in his father, and the embittered middle son who knows the truth. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Michelle Mountain, Ryan Black, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Susan Craves, Rusty Mewha, and Lauren Knox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Rosé & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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June 1 & 9. Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer rosé wine samples paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 3:15 p.m. 

Canceled: "A Quiet Place": State Theatre.

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Tense post-apocalyptic horror film about a family forced to live in silence to avoid monsters with sensitive hearing. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Music on the Deck with Anthony Paparelli": Lone Oak Vineyard.

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We're kicking off the summer with music on the deck on Saturday, June 1st! 4 to 7.Come out and enjoy a glass of wine,a pint of beer, some delicious food and great music! Wine is available by the glass or bottle, beer by the pint or 10 oz. "shortie". We have several deliciously unique flatbread pizzas too!
On June 1st we welcome the very talented, Anthony Paparelli. Listen to some of your favorite tunes by The Eagles, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, REM, Elton John and many more. Follow the youtube link below to hear a sampling. Check it out at 1:11 for a fun Johnny Cash tune! No reservations needed. Seating is first come, first served. This event is rain or shine. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move it inside!
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 517-522-8167. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"An American Marriage": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Tayari Jones' acclaimed 2018 novel about a young couple torn apart when one of them is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:15 & 6:50 p.m. 

"Photograph": State Theatre.

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(Ritesh Batra, 2019). Romance about a street photographer who persuades a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. Hindi, subtitles.
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)., 668-TIME.

 4:15 p.m. 

"Wild Nights with Emily": Michigan Theater.

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(Madeleine Olnek, 2019). Rom-com about the romance between Emily Dickinson and her sister-in-law.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:25 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Hail Satan?": State Theatre.

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(Penny Lane, 2019). Documentary about the meteoric rise of the Satanic Temple.
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)., 668-TIME.

 4:35, 7, 7:20, 9:35 & 10 p.m. 

"Rocketman": State Theatre.

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(Dexter Fletcher, 2019). Musical about Elton John's early career.
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)., 668-TIME.

 4:45, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Booksmart": State Theatre.

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(Olivia Wilde, 2019). Comedy about 2 overachieving high schoolers who try to cram 4 years of fun into graduation night.
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)., 668-TIME.

 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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ANN ARBOR SENIOR CENTER, 1320 Baldwin Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. 7343954990. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling.
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese & Charcuterie": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese co-founder Jeff Roberts, author of Salted & Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America's Preserved Meats, hosts a tasting of cured meats paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"Jazz Night at the Standard": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Fundraiser.

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Three-course dinner by Standard Bistro & Larder chef Alex Young and a live jazz performance by A2SO principal flutist Alaina Bercilla and pianist Kathryn Goodson. The program begins with cocktails.
6:30 p.m., The Standard, 5827 Jackson. Tickets $100 in advance at & by phone. 994-4801. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Art Opening: Amanda's Art": Unity Vibration.

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My name is Amanda Wilkins, I was born in Toledo Ohio and raised in Temperance Michigan. I am a pitbull mom to 2 loving girls and an Aunt to 3 nieces and a nephew. About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with chronic migraines and art has been my escape and relaxation. I enjoy many different styles of fluid art and paint pouring. I love color and doing custom pieces. I hope my art can bring you a smile as well.
Unity Vibration Kombucha Bar, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Red Joan": Michigan Theater.

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(Trevor Nunn, 2019). Judy Dench stars as Joan Stanley, who is exposed in her 80s as the KGB's longest-serving British spy. Based on a true story.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Junebilee for CCC": Vocal Arts Ensemble.

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Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice choir in madrigals, motets, uptempo swing tunes, spirituals, and ballads.
7 p.m., Genesis, 2309 Packard. Free, but donations accepted for the Children's Creative Center. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Gaslight": U-M School of Music 17th Anatomy of Sound Workshop.

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U-M flute professor Amy Porter performs with pianist Joshua Marzan and flutists Christina Jennings, Laura Dwyer, Erika Boysen, and Bryan Dunbar. Program TBA. The performance kicks off a 4-day flute workshop.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Drum and Dance Jam": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a drum circle led by percussionist Curtis Glatter. Bring a drum or use one provided.
7:30-9 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 480-1219. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Ray Bantle calls to music by Time Travelers. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 274-0773. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Bill Bushart: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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May 31 & June 1. This Michigan native, named Best Comic in Detroit in 2010 by the Metro Times, specializes in wild, raunchy, politically incorrect, often hilariously demented stories and one-liners about everyday life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


Morgan James: The Ark.

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Juilliard-trained Broadway chanteuse and pop-soul singer. She's as comfortable and competent covering Joni Mitchell as she is Nina Simone, and her meaty originals span genres just as easily, from soul and R&B to infectious pop. "A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep," says a New York Times critic. "This woman is on fire.
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, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Beauty and the Beast": Ann Arbor in Concert.

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This local theater company performs a concert version of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Linda Woolverton's 1994 musical version of the classic Disney cartoon, itself an adaptation of a French fairy tale, about a lovely maiden and the loathsome beast who must earn her love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. The score includes such favorites as "Belle," "Gaston," "Be Our Guest," and the title song. Preceded by a gala dinner ($100, includes premium seating for the show). Note: These shows usually sell out.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $25-$50 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at 786-3868.

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Forte Factory": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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The Pointless musical improv team Forte Factory performs an improvised one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). in advance at & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Kill Move Paradise": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 24-June 16. Diane Hill directs the Michigan premiere of Philadelphia playwright James Ijames's 2017 award-winning drama about 4 African American men who struggle to understand the circumstances of their deaths while stuck in a cosmic waiting room. It's "a singularly affecting contribution to a niche genre of theatre that often comes across as labored and contrived," says a New York Times review. "It radiates an urgent and hypnotic theatrical energy." Starring Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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

 8 p.m. 

"The Herd": Redbud Productions.

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May 30 & 31 and June 1. Loretta Grimes directs local actors in British playwright Rory Kinnear's critically acclaimed 2013 comic drama about a family in crisis. The mother of a severely disabled man prepares an intimate family dinner to celebrate his 21st birthday, but everything goes wrong, from untimely revelations by her 33-year-old daughter to an unexpected visit from her estranged ex-husband. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls it "lively and moving … breathing with real, complicated life." Cast: Lisa Coveney, Lenore Ferber, Michael Haifleigh, Brian Hayes, Chris Krenz, and Katie Whitney.
8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 & $25 (café table seating for 2, $55) in advance at 769-2999. [map]

 9 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Show: Om of Medicine.

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Monthly stand-up comedy show. Snacks & beverages.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main. Free. 369-8255. Free. [map]

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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June 1 & 15. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. [map]

 9:25 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)., 668-TIME. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Local ensemble led by guitarist Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. With trumpeter Ross Huff, clarinetist Tyler Rindo, washboard player Vince Russo, and bassist Ryan Shea. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler. Opener: Jacob Sigman, a Toledo folk-rock singer- songwriter. $10 ($15 at the door). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Adonis Rose Genesis Quintet

Jazz ensemble led by Rose, a renowned New Orleans-bred drummer who has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. to Chaka Khan and Public Enemy. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Adonis Rose Genesis Quintet

Jazz ensemble led by Rose, a renowned New Orleans-bred drummer who has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. to Chaka Khan and Public Enemy. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Luti & Bobby

Double bill. Luti Erbeznik is a Milford singer-songwriter and guitarist who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake and whose music blends American folk, rock, and pop forms with the rhythms and colorings of the music of his native Yugoslavia. Bobbby Pennock is a Plymouth folk- rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Atomic Radio

Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites. [venue info]

Mash: The Bluescasters

Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock. [venue info]

Session Room: Hullabaloo Hullabaloo

Veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Last Exit

Dundee acoustic rock cover duo. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Planet F

Local rock band. [venue info]


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