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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Women on Target": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All women invited to try out archery and shoot rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Weapons and ammunition provided. Breakfast & lunch. This event usually sells out.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $80. Preregistration required at 417-6895, 748-0810. [map]

 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.-noon 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Pet wellness doesn't have to cost a fortune. HSHV's monthly low cost vaccine clinics offer great prices on vaccines, heartworm and flea and tick preventatives, and more. No appointment needed. Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and cats in carriers.
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $25 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and ($15) cats
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
*Though our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics are appropriate for most dogs and cats, if your pet has previously had an adverse effect in response to vaccination, please call our clinic for an appointment - 734-662-4365.
Ypsilanti Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron River Dr, Ypsilanti. Various costs (see above). 734-662-4365. [map]

 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for 2019-2020 Ann Arbor Youth Chorale: First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor.

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The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale invites boys (with unchanged voices) and girls, ages 9-16, to audition for membership in their outstanding choirs! Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, June 8. Auditionees need attend one of the audition dates. Sign up for an easy and relaxed 10-minute audition appointment held privately between the singer and conductor; no preparation required. Visit for more information or contact our office at: / 734-996-4404. Scholarships are available.
Youth Chorale has provided excellent vocal training, exciting performance opportunities, and FUN for 32 years - perfect for children who love to sing! Performance highlights from 2018 include performances with the Ann Arbor Symphony and UMS Choral Union in historic Hill Auditorium. 2019 plans include performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall!
First Baptist Church, 517 E Washington St. Free. 7349964404. [map]

 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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June 8 & 15. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (June 8), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (June 15), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email., 647-8528. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Flea Market: Webster Township Historical Society.

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The Webster Township Historical Society is hosting their first annual outdoor Flea Market on the beautiful grounds of Historic Webster Village, located at the corner of Webster Church and Farrell roads just as few miles northeast of downtown Dexter. Vendors will offer jewelry, antiques, collectibles, household goods, handmade soaps and skin care products, baked goods and more. Rain or shine. Parking by the Township Hall.
Historic Webster Village, 5484 Webster Church Rd, Dexter. Free. 734-255-5433. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Pickleball Tournament: Salien Area Senior Center.

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Calling all pickleball players! Our next tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 8. This will be mixed doubles, round robin, best of 3 sets tournament. The tournament will take place at Liberty School in Saline. This is a great tournament for seasoned and beginning players. Please contact Andrea Lewis at or 734-429-9274 for questions. To register, stop in the office or contact Andrea. Nonmembers are welcome for $5 more.
Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St, Saline. $25/30. 734-429-9274. [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]

 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.-4 p.m. 

29th Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk: Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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Tour of 6 private gardens that illustrate sustainability, recycling, upcycling, and methods to reduce maintenance. Ranging in size from city lots to 4 acres, the gardens feature waterfalls, ponds, fountains, and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., various locations. Tickets & maps $15 in advance by June 7 at Downtown Home & Garden, Ace Barnes Hardware, the Dixboro General Store, and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens; $20 (K-12 students, $3) at the gardens on the day of the show.

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

46th Annual Art Fair: Chelsea Painters.

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June 8 & 9. Sale of watercolor, acrylic, pastel, monotype, oil, encaustic, colored pencil, and mixed-media works by 25 -30 members of this group of area artists. Rain or shine.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 & Old Manchester Rd., Chelsea. Free admission., 478-5416.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Recovery Walk "Recover Out Loud" in downtown Ann Arbor: Home of New Vision.

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On June 8 we have our 5th annual Recovery Walk ("Recover Out Loud") in Ann Arbor. Join us at Liberty Plaza, on the corner of Liberty and Division. The event starts at 10:00am and goes until roughly 2:00. There will be tents and a stage set up in the park, music, guest speakers, and tables with information from local recovery-focused groups and businesses. Come get your free T-shirt and other swag, and buy cool recovery bumper stickers ($3.00 minimum donation each). The walk itself will follow the presentations in the Plaza. We will all go as a group, carrying signs and wearing our T-shirts, as we march through the downtown area. Bring water and sunscreen, and an umbrella if it looks like rain. We will hold the event no matter what the weather is, so be prepared. This is a fun, awesome event that really helps to reduce the stigma associated with recovery. Join us and be part of the Recovery Out Loud movement! Bring your friends and family and help us spread the message! We need YOU!
Liberty Plaza, 310 South Division St. Free. 734-975-1602. [map]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Canceled: Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]

 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"11th Annual Jackson Road Cruise": West Washtenaw Business Association.

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The program includes a parade of classic cars (noon) along Jackson between Wagner and Baker Rds., followed by a classic car show with judging at 2:15 p.m. Also, a Prize Drive (10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $10 donation to Alpha House) to compete for prize drawings by driving to several checkpoints along Jackson Rd. Musical entertainment (under a tent in the Bel-Mark Lanes parking lot) by the Detroit horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi (5:30-7 p.m.). Also, kids activities, musical entertainment, and food concessions at area businesses; detailed schedule available at
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Rd. Free. 864-6095. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live turtles. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" lets the animals take a break.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Fishing Weekend": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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June 8 & 9 (different locations). All invited to try fishing. Kids (accompanied by an adult) welcome. Poles, bait, & instruction provided. No fishing license necessary. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
10 & 11 a.m., Rolling Hills County Park (June 8), 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, and Independence Lake County Park (June 9), meet at the fishing dock near the Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Kids in the Creek": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Kids ages 5-12 invited to collect and observe some of the large and small inhabitants of the Huron River ecosystem. Wear water shoes or boots. Change of clothes & towel recommended. Followed at 1 p.m. by "Fishing for Beginners," where participants learn about different types of tackle, basic knots, and casting techniques.
10-11 a.m., Hudson Mills Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $3 (plus $10 vehicle entrance fee). Preregistration required at or by phone. 426-8211. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-noon & 2:30-4 p.m. 

"Wisdom Buddha (Manjushri) Retreat with Khenpo Karma Tenkyong": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Manjushri is the embodiment of the knowledge and wisdom of all the Buddhas and is traditionally depicted with a sword in his right hand and a text in his left. His practice helps us develop our inner wisdom and compassion. Khenpo Tenkyong will teach the meaning and practice of Manjushri based on the text "The Sadhana of Manjushri that Dispels the Darkness of Ignorance," which will be provided.
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am-noon & 2:30-4 pm
Cost: $85 for weekend, $45 for one day; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Note: If you are interested in taking the Refuge Vow from Khenpo Tenkyong, please email Time to be arranged.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $85/weekend or $45/day. 734-678-7549. [map]

 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.-midnight 

13th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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June 7-9. This lively festival features lots of Greek food from pastitsio to souvlaki, as well as loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), paximathakia (Greek biscotti), and other delicacies. Also, live Greek music by the Detroit band Enigma, performances by Greek dancers, and open dancing (Fri. & Sat. 9 p.m.-midnight). Church tours, raffles with a grand prize trip to Greece, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, books, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner and take a shuttle to the festival). $3 (except Sun., free; free admission for kids age 12 & under and for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat.)., 332-8200. [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]

 11:30 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]

 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. [map]

 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.

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Community Open House": The Ark.

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All invited to view the Ark's recently remodeled entryway, photo gallery, concessions area, and listening room. With short sets by the Andrews Sisters-style vocal trio The Chenille Sisters, blues and boogie-woogie pianist Mr. B, Ragbirds frontwoman Erin Zindle, folk-rock duo Chris Dupont & Katie Van Dusen, singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer, and the popular acoustic duo Gemini. Popcorn, soda, coffee, & tea. The first 100 attendees receive an Ark gift card.
1-4 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. 761-1800. [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]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Father's Day Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades preK-4.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Fishing for Beginners": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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All invited to learn about different types of tackle, basic knots, and casting techniques. Bait & rods provided. No fishing license required.
1-3 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"World Wide Knit in Public Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet projects and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30 & 7:45 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.

 2-6 p.m. 

Eid Bazaar & Carnival: Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor.

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Carnival with a bouncy house, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a playground, and more. Also, a sale of arts & crafts, gifts, clothes, and more. Pizza, ice cream, biryani, cotton candy, and other foods available.
2-6 p.m., Muslim Community Association Gym, 2301 Plymouth Rd. Free admission ($10 for a wristband for rides & activities). 665-6772. [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.

 3-5 p.m. 

"Cheese & Fruit": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Staffers offer samples of artisan cheeses paired with fresh fruits. Bread and additional accompaniments.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 3-10 p.m. 

"Live on Washington": The Neutral Zone.

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7th annual outdoor teen music and arts festival, curated and planned by teens, with two stages, street art activities, food vendors, and more. Headliners are the L.A.-based indie pop trio TV Girl (10 p.m.) and North Hollywood rapper Kayo Genesis (9:15 p.m.). On the B-Side Stage: vocalist & instrumentalist (and Pioneer High senior) Jack Pribble (3:15 p.m.), middle school all-female pop-rock cover band Sonic Flashback (3:45 p.m.), Kira Grace (4:15 p.m.), local teen improv jam band Mix (4:45 p.m.), high school acoustic duo Seth & Sofia (5:15 p.m.), local pop-soul singer-songwriter Sacha Verlon (5:45 p.m.), and local teen indie pop band SunnyHeadache (6:15 p.m.). On the main stage: high school a cappella ensemble Soulfege (3 p.m.), Community Music School ensemble the Brandenburg Project (3:20 p.m.), local teen alt-rock band Alt Facts (3:45 p.m.), rap trio 4our Seasons (4:10 p.m.), The Daydream Project (4:30 p.m.), Detroit spoken word and "riot jazz" collective Critical Theory (4:55 p.m.), local teen 7-piece R&B band Rosewood (5:15 p.m.), Ypsilanti teen rappers Mike Anthony & Kenny Davis (5:40 p.m.), vocal-dance ensemble Myles (6:05 p.m.), local teen singer-songwriter and guitarist Hazel Bee (6:30 p.m.), Flint rapper D. Vaughn the Illest (6:55 p.m.), local teen deathcore band Colorless Exile (7:15 p.m.), local David Lynch-inspired teen indie rock trio Present Company (7:45 p.m.), and local jazz-inflected teen indie rock band The Left Lanes (8:15 p.m.).
3-10 p.m., E. Washington between 5th & Division. Free. 214-9995.

 4, 7:10 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Souvenir": State Theatre.

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(Joanna Hogg, 2019). Drama about the complicated romance between a young film student and an untrustworthy man.
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.

 4-7 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]

 4:10, 6:45 & 9:35 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.

 4:15, 6:45 & 9:25 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]

 4:20 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.

 4:30, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"All is True": Michigan Theater.

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(Kenneth Branagh, 2019). Branagh stars in this drama about Shakespeare's final days.
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]

 4:30, 7:30 & 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.

 4:45, 7:15 & 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]

 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. 

"Kombucha Brewing 101 with Rachel": Unity Vibration.

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Healthy Kombucha Brew 101 Class every second Saturday
Come learn how to brew and the tricks to carbonating and flavoring this healthy elixir....
$20 gets you brew instructions, industry knowledge and a SCOBY! Pay when you come. Please bring your own jar.
Unity Vibration Kombucha Bar, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. $20. (734) 277-4063. [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]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson": Bookbound.

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Retired U-M American culture professor Bruce Conforth reads from his new biography, co-written with blues historian Gayle Dean Wardlow, of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson. Based on 50 years of research beginning with Wardlow's discovery of Johnson's death certificate in 1967, the book reveals many never-before-seen documents. The program begins with a reception. Signing.
5:30 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]

 6 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 and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"Twelfth Night": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 6-9, 13-16, & 20-23. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced affections. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.

 7:20 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.

 7:30 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Rick Szumski calls to music by Hotline Strings and Stout Hearted String Band. No experience or partner needed. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 945-1343. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Robert Jenkins: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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This Detroit comic and lawyer tells irreverent jokes with a disarming delivery. 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]

 8 p.m. 

Canceled: RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have a new guitarist-mandolinist, Dan Roehrig, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a new album, Still Delivering. Photo: Andy Rogers.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Marlena Studer: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Ensemble led by this veteran local jazz vocalist who's known for her passionate interpretations of jazz classics. With pianist Cliff Monear, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Sean Dobbins.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

River Sounds in the Key of A2.

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On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the full Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will perform as CUAA's featured Kreft Arts Program guest. The free, family-friendly event, titled "River Sounds in the Key of A2," will take place on Concordia's Ann Arbor campus, 4090 Geddes Road, which is nestled on the banks of the Huron River. Members of the community are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the 80-minute concert on the grasses under the summer evening sky. The program, which will feature guest conductor Steven Jarvi, will include a mix of classical and pop music along with audience favorites such as selections from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera."
Concordia University Ann Arbor, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. [map]


The RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have been playing since 1969 and have appeared at numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have a new guitarist-mandolinist, Dan Roehrig, and a new album, Still Delivering.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 (members, $10) 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. 

"Curtains": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 6-9. Jason Smith directs local actors in Rupert Holmes, John Kander, and Fred Ebb's 2006 musical lampooning backstage murder mysteries. Set in 1959 Boston, it follows the drama that ensues when the star of the musical Western Robbin' Hood is murdered. Stars Jared Hoffert, Vanessa Banister, Sarah Robson, Trish Fountain, Mitchell Gillett.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $28 (seniors, $25; students, $15) in advance at & by phone. Pay what you can on Thurs. at the box office, if tickets are still available. 971-2228. [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.  Free! 

"River Sounds in the Key of A2": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra/Concordia University.

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Guest conductor Steven Jarvi leads the orchestra in an outdoor concert of pops and classical music, including selections from West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera, Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, Taylor's Danse Nègre, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, and Hardiman's Lord of the Dance. Bring something to sit on, if you wish. Preceded at 7 p.m. by an instrument petting zoo.
8 p.m., Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Free; reservations available at (search for "river sounds"). 994-4801. [map]

 9 p.m. 

"The Time to Die Show": Dreamland Theater.

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An evening of performance art around the theme of "home." Previous shows have included acts such as a performer lying on a bed of broken glass and another putting clothespins on his naked body and inviting audience members to follow suit. Cash bar. Snacks.
9 p.m., Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Libby DeCamp

Romeo (MI) Americana roots music singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist. [venue info]

Blind Pig: The Insiders

Kalamazoo-based Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute sextet. $15 ($20 at the door). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Kurt Elling

Elling is a celebrated jazz vocalist from Chicago with a rich, octave-leaping baritone who possesses awesome command of rhythm, texture, phrasing, and dynamics, often sounding more like a virtuoso jazz musician than a mere singer, and his idiosyncratic blend of soulful crooning, scat, vocalese, and spoken-word improvisations provoked Artie Shaw to call him "the most interesting and innovative jazz singer to come along in years." $45-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Ypsiarboroo #8"

Headliner is Unknown Crowe, a southern Michigan trio that plays noisy, frenetic postgrunge garage rock. Openers: the theatrical Detroit goth band N2 Submission, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll trio Thunderbuck Ram, and the Detroit neopsychedelic surf- garage band Friends of Dennis Wilson. [venue info]

Club Above: "Indie & Alternative Rock Showcase"

Bands TBA. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Anthony Paparelli

1990s to contemporary acoustic rock covers by this singer- guitarist. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Ward

Veteran Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose influences range from the Clancy Brothers to Dylan, Prine, and Springsteen. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Ani Band Ani Band

Detroit septet fronted by vocalist Ani Patterson that plays a varied mix of Top 40, Motown, R&B, funk, and rock dance music. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bob Skon

Folk-rock covers and originals by this local singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer- guitarist. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Randaliers

A diverse mix of familiar and lesser-known rock, blues, alt- country and R&B covers by this local trio of chanteuse Vicki Dischler and guitarists C. Russell and Phil Campbell. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Bob Hausler & Bill Hunt

Double bill. Hausler is a veteran Saginaw singer-songwriter and guitarist, and Hunt is an Ypsilanti-bred blues & folk- based singer-songwriter whose chief influences are Fred Eaglesmith and Chris Knight. [venue info]


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