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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 2, 2019






 
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 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Wheeler Service Center Bird Walk": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a 2-hour walk through tall grasses on the capped areas of the old landfill site, now a habitat for meadowlarks, bobolinks, and other birds. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
7:30 a.m. sharp, meet in the small parking lot on the right at the main entrance to the Materials Recovery Facility, Platt Rd. just south of Ellsworth. Free. Preregistration required. 794-6627. [map]


 7:50, 8, & 8:30 a.m. 

46th Annual Dexter-Ann Arbor Run: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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Since 1974, this race, the area's biggest running event, typically draws thousands of runners from throughout southeast Michigan. With a half-marathon, 10-km run, and 5-km run and fitness walk. Awards. All races conclude on Main Street between Miller and Ann. Postrace entertainment. Preceded on June 1 by a Kids Run (see Kids Calendar). Refreshments and entertainment.
7:50 a.m. (10-km run & fitness walk) & 8 a.m. (5-km run & fitness walk), Kingsley at N. Main; 8:30 a.m. (half-marathon), Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Rd., Dexter. Entry fees for individuals: $45 (5-km), $55 (10-km) & $85 (half-marathon) at dexterannarborrun.com by May 31. Entry forms available at local sporting goods stores. (419) 356-4881.


 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 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty, Lima Twp. Free admission. Spurhorseshow.com. [map]


 8 a.m.-noon 

Swap 'n' Shop: Chelsea Amateur Radio Club.

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Sale and swap of shortwave and ham radio antennas and parts, used radios, radio-related software and tools, and other items.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old US-12, Chelsea. $5 at the gate only. Kids under 12, free. 475-7938.


 8-10 a.m. 

"Summer Birding": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretative Nature Programs.

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All-ages guided hike to watch newly-hatched and fledgling birds.
8-10 a.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter and Points West Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced (16-80 miles) round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m., meet at the Monument Park Gazebo, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.


 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.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Hosta Stock Exchange: Hosta Hybridizer Group.

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All invited to trade hosta breeding stock. Also, a hosta seedling competition and a chance to show hosta photos.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjällräven.

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

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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.  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.
https://www.michiganartgallery.com/leon-makielski-exhibition.html
Schmidt's Antiques, 5138 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344342660. info@schmidtsantiques.com https://www.michiganartgallery.com/leon-makielski-exhibition.html [map]



 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.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, usually with artist demos. Also, on June 30, a free drawing for a chance to win artwork.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"34th Annual Taste of Ann Arbor": Main Street Area Association.

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A chance to taste entrées and desserts from more than 30 downtown restaurants and cafés. Also, kids activities on E. Liberty, including a preview of the annual Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game, hula hooping, sidewalk art, and more. The live music lineup includes Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Petty (11:30 a.m.), the local country-inflected folk-rock quintet Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful (11:55 a.m.), the Grand Rapids gypsy swing folk-rock trio Olivia & the Aquatic Troupe (12:25 p.m.), Plymouth folk-blues singer-songwriter Matt Sauter, aka Adventures with Vultures (1:10 p.m.), the area funk band The Ologians (2 p.m.), Chicago funk-rock jam quintet The North 41 (2:50 p.m.), the local bluegrass-oriented folk-rock ensemble The Crossed Lines (4:15 p.m.).
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main St. between William and Washington sts. Free admission; food tickets $1 each (items range from 1-4 tickets each). 668-7112.


 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]


 12:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Introduction to Nonviolent-Compassionate Communication for Couples:Learn to Increase Trust, Connection & Ease": Great Lakes Nonviolent Communication.

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Do you find yourselves arguing about the same old things with no resolution? Are blame and resentments creeping into your conversations? Or, are things generally going well, but you're
looking for tips and practical tools to make things
even better? Join us with your sweetie, partner, or spouse for this fun, interactive workshop where you will learn how to bring more ease, connection, and acceptance into your relationship through the lens of Nonviolent-Compassionate Communication. Lead by Lisa Gottlieb, MSW, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, you will leave with practical skills you can begin to use immediately with your partner, and others with whom you interact. This inclusive intro workshop is appropriate for all kinds of couples, and all skill levels. For more information and registration www.greatlakesnvc.com/couples2019 or email nvclisagottlieb@gmail.com
Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $100-$125. 734 417 1144. nvclisagottlieb@gmail.com www.greatlakesnvc.org [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]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kindermusik teacher Denise Owens leads infants through 5-year-olds (with caregiver) in a program of music and movement.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except July 28 & Aug. 25. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 1:15, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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June 2 & 5: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Blake Edwards, 1961). Audrey Hepburn classic. 1:30 p.m. (June 2) & 7 p.m. (June 5).

June 9 & 12: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Howard Hawks, 1953). Adaptation of the Broadway musical about the romantic adventures of 2 showgirls. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. 1:30 p.m. (June 9) & 7 p.m. (June 12).

June 16 & 19: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). June 18 & 20. Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss. 1:30 p.m. (June 16) & 7 p.m. (June 19).

June 23 & 26: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Mesmerizing, never-stale sci-fi epic, based on an Arthur C. Clarke story, about an interplanetary search for a strange monolith possibly linked to human origins. 1:30 p.m. (June 23) & 7 p.m. (June 26).

June 30 & July 3: "The Right Stuff" (Philip Kaufman, 1983). Adaptation of Tom Wolfe's acclaimed book about the extremely colorful fly boys who became the first U.S. astronauts. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed, Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward. 1:30 p.m. (June 30) & 7 p.m. (July 3).

July 7 & 10: "Woodstock" (Michael Wadleigh, 1970). Documentary about the legendary 1969 music festival. 1:30 (July 7) & 7 p.m. (July 10).

July 14 & 17: "Hidden Figures" (Theodore Melfi, 2016). Drama about the team of African American women mathematicians who played a vital role in the early years of the U.S. space program. 1:30 (July 14) & 7 p.m. (July 17).

July 21 & 24: "The Godfather" (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). Classic drama about a Mafia family. 1:30 (July 21) & 7 p.m. (July 24).

July 28 & 31: "A Hard Day's Night" (Richard Lester, 1964). Upbeat, tongue-in-cheek romp starring the Beatles. 1:30 (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 31).

Aug. 4 & 7: "Alice's Restaurant" (Arthur Penn, 1969). Arlo Guthrie stars in the film adaptation of his iconic epic talking ballad. 1:30 (Aug. 4) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 7).

Aug. 11 & 14: "The Sound of Music" Sing-Along. A sing-along to the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed naval officer. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 14).

Aug. 18 & 21: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (George Roy Hill, 1969). 2 outlaws are pursued by a relentless sheriff's posse in this character study masquerading as a western. Paul Newman, Robert Redford. 1:30 (Aug. 18) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 21).

Aug. 25 & 28: "La La Land" (Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. 1:30 (Aug. 25) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 28).

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Various times (see listing), 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]


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Beer Cocktails": Tammy's Tastings.

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Why choose between a cocktail and a beer when you can have both? When it comes to cocktails, beer offers flavor, fizz, and fun! From dark stouts to malty ales and hoppy IPAs, we'll explore beer's many applications in the cocktail realm.
Your booking includes light snacks (pretzels, nuts). The Last Word is closed during the class, so no food service is available. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course! Total consumption is equivalent to 1.5-2 cocktails per person over the 90 minute class.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 7342763215. tammylc@tammystastings.com http://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-beer-cocktails-2/ [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

50th Anniversary Community Celebration: Ozone House.

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To celebrate our 50th anniversary of helping young people in crisis, we are calling all staff, volunteers, donors, clients and friends of Ozone House from the last five decades to celebrate our history and our bright future! See old friends and meet new ones.
The Farm at St. Joe's, 5557 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 7346622265. hruud@ozonehouse.org www.ozonehouse.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

Men's AFC Ann Arbor.

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May 12: Kalamazoo FC. 3 p.m.

May 27: Michigan Stars. 3 p.m.

June 2: Grand Rapids FC. 2 p.m.

June 9: FC Columbus. 3 p.m.

June 22: FC Indiana. 6 p.m.

July 7: Detroit City FC. 3 p.m.

July 12: Toledo Villa FC. 6 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (kids, $7) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Exploring at Riverbend: Field and Forest Floodplain Habitats": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalists Faye Stoner and Ron Gamble lead a hike to look for insects, birds, wildflowers, and more.
2-4 p.m., Riverbend Preserve, 12639 Allen Rd., Clinton. Free. 971-6337. [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 registrations@aadl.org). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Plant Some Seeds 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 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 theatrenova.org and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Rockhound Basics": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Geologist Larry Bean leads a hike to a closed gravel pit to learn about rocks and minerals found there and what they reveal about ancient Michigan.
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.  Free! 

"The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene": UMMA.

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June 2 & 23. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of photos, videos, and sculptures that reimagine humanity's relationship to the environment now and in the future. Followed at 3 p.m. in the gallery by a chance to join Literati Bookstore's Eco Book Club, a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Kathleen Dean Moore's Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change (June 2) and Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass (June 23).
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3-6 p.m. 

"Celebrate Israel Family Festival": Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.

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A family-oriented festival celebrating Israel's Independence Day with a petting zoo, kosher Israeli street food, live music, Israeli dancing, and more.
3-6 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5/person. Preregistration requested at jewishannarbor.org/israel71. 677-0100, ext. 245. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Aug. 25 & Sept. 22. 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. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Saving Private Ryan": Fathom Events.

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(Steven Spielberg, 1998). Graphic WWII drama. Tom Hanks.
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).


 4-8 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. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com [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.  Free! 

Colin Knapp: Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

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This First Presbyterian Church (Ypsilanti) music director and organist is joined by his musical friends in a concert celebrating hymnody and friendship. With cellist Nadine Deleury, bagpiper Tom Kennedy, pianist Gale Kramer, mezzo-soprano Sedona Libero, soprano Mary Martin, and harpist Alyssa Nicol. Reception follows.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted for the church's music program. 482-1525. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:45 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). statetheatrea2.org, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:25, 7:05 & 9:25 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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]



 4:35, 7:15 & 9:30 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45, 7:10 & 9:35 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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


 5 p.m. 

Women's AFC Ann Arbor.

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Inaugural season of the local women's semi-pro soccer team.

May 17: Grand Rapids. 6 p.m.

May 24: Lansing United. 6 p.m.

June 2: Michigan Legends. 5 p.m.

June 8: Indiana Union. 6 p.m.

June 22: Detroit Sun. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (kids, $7) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]


 5:30-8:30 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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Light Language Healing": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Local healer Sarah Bennett performs chants and movements for healing.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. $15. deathforlove.com/light. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., 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.


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. (event now open mike) 

"Spring Finale": Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Canceled. Tonight's program has been changed to an open mike night.

Performance by Quinton Robinson, a Lansing-based spoken word artist who has published 2 chapbooks, most recently Black Dreams (2014).
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30pm 

Karla Bonoff: The Ark.

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Veteran singer-songwriter from southern California known for her incisive lyrical romanticism and sweetly melancholy voice. She first gained attention in the early 70s through Linda Ronstadt's recordings of her songs, including "Someone to Lay Down Beside Me" and "Lose Again," and her songs have since been covered by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Wynonna Judd, who had a hit with Bonoff's "Tell Me Why." Her new album Carry Me Home. is a mix of new originals and such classics of hers as "All My Life" and "Home."
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 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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June 2, 16, & 30. 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]


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [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: Midwest Territory Band Rollie Tussing

Local acoustic trio led by blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing. With bassist Serge van der Voo and percussionist Jim Carey. [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. Tonight: TBA. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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